Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN has been vandalized. Spray-paint graffiti messages such as “abolish ICE” and “defund the police” lined the walls and sidewalk of the rock icon’s former home. Graceland now joins the ever-growing list of American historical sites to be vandalized in the name of “social justice”.
Crews are cleaning up after someone spray painted the walls of Graceland with messages like “Defund MPD” “Arrest Breonna Taylor’s murderers” and “BLM” and more. I’ll give you a live look on @FOX13Memphis midday. pic.twitter.com/iggrafPLb8
— Shelia O'Connor FOX13 (@SheliaOConnor) September 1, 2020
Fox Nashville reported the historical landmark and major tourist attraction which draws in over 600,000 visitors annually has suffered damages resulting in $150,000.
GRACELAND VANDALIZED: Someone spray painted “BLM,” “No Justice No Peace,” calls to defund police and other messages at Graceland, where rock legend Elvis Presley lived. Police say it will cost $150,000 to repair, since it's a historical venue. https://t.co/xJA94sns3P
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) September 2, 2020
Graceland was not the only Memphis landmark defaced by vandals this week. Iconic music venue, Levitt Shell amphitheater, the site of Elvis Presley’s first paid concert was also tagged by graffiti.
This is so depressing to see. Especially on 901 Day…
The Levitt Shell amphitheater was hit with graffiti overnight. The graffiti is allegedly in support of BLM and defunding the police.
Officers are investigating to determine who is responsible. pic.twitter.com/i23GVb93cY
— Chris Luther (@cluther_wmc5) September 1, 2020