John Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Defaced
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.07.2013
It was marked up with graffiti...
John Lennon's star on the Hollywood's Walk of Fame was defaced with graffiti last week. THR reports that Gillian Lomax was taking her "A Magical History Tour" group to Lennon's star, which is located next to Capitol Records in Los Angeles, on October 5th when she noted the landmark had been written on with graffiti such as a spotted toadstool, a smiley-face, "I love you," and "Blackbird... Rain was here."
Lomax told the site, "Morons did it. Rather tacky. There was a group of them, judging from the different colored pens. I tried to rub it out, but to no avail."
Lomax got the word to Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, who got the Star cleaned up. Martinez said that they would be looking into it, noting, "We don't mess around. I think Capitol is looking into seeing if there's any video [of the crime.] They're registered state landmarks. Those are my babies! We've had people destroy stars, cracking or prying out parts of the stars, and they do go to jail and they have to pay back for the repairs. We just had one recently damaged --Arsenio Hall's, and a couple near him."