Art fans at the Louvre Museum in Paris were shocked when an “old lady” jumped out of her wheelchair to hit a cake with a painting of the Mona Lisa. Pictures and videos of the famous painting stained with cake cream went viral on social media on Sunday.
Brand It is reported that a man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair jumped up and threw a cake over the iconic painting, which shocked the audience. He is said to have tried to penetrate the bulletproof glass that protected Leonardo da Vinci’s work at the Louvre Museum.
Can anyone translate what Ole Dude was saying when they took him out? pic.twitter.com/Uy2taZ4ZMm
– Luke🧃 (lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022
According to eyewitnesses, the culprit was a man in a wheelchair who wore a wig. He suddenly got up and went to the painting. At first he tried to destroy the display case. When that didn’t work, he tossed the cake on the canvas and spread it on the glass panel. He also sprinkled roses before falling to the ground by security.
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The video shows Mona Lisa scattering the cake on the glass behind her. It also shows the perpetrator addressing the audience in French because he is taken by security. Citing a Spanish media outlet, Promise Times Reported that, among other things, the man shouted: “Some people are trying to destroy the earth, think of the earth!”
Witnesses said the man disguised himself as an elderly woman and entered the museum in a wheelchair before the attack. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
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This is not the first time the Mona Lisa has been vandalized. According to Ladbibble, In 1956, the underside of the masterpiece was severely damaged when a varnish was poured over the painting with acid. The Mona Lisa was kept behind bulletproof glass because of this incident.