“Black Lives Matter”: Elvis’ Graceland Landmark Vandalized
Elvis' beloved Memphis home Graceland was vandalized with spray paint Tuesday. The wall surrounding Graceland and the sidewalk in front of the historic tourist attraction were sprayed with orange and black letters.
The wall surrounding Graceland has been a canvas for Elvis fans around the world to write notes to and about Elvis Presley since his death in 1977. Memphis' Commercial Appeal is reporting today that one or more individuals spray-painted protests slogans over the fan markings on the wall and also on the sidewalk in front of Graceland. Sayings like, "Black Lives Matter", "Defund the Police" and "Abolish ICE".
The Levitt Shell, a historical concert and performance venue downtown Memphis where Elvis performed in front of a live audience for the very first time, was also targeted by vandals. Some of the graffiti included the slogans, "Eat the Rich" and "F**k Trump".
While most Elvis fans are outraged, some Memphisans say Graceland is the perfect place to call attention to a major tourist attraction and city that does nothing to help blacks.