A man dressed as a woman in a wheelchair throws pie, smearing the glass case with cake which contained the Mona Lisa on Sunday at the Louvre. The man stood from his wheelchair as he acted enraged toward one of the most famous art pieces and vandalized it. The 1517 art was protected by the bullet-proof glass, so lucky the painting was kept safe. After the event, the deranged man was escorted out of the museum by security.
“Think of the Earth,” The man yelled in French. “There are people who are destroying the Earth. Think about it. Artists tell you: think of the Earth. That’s why I did this.”
In one of the viral videos tourists share, the black wheelchair is seen ditched in front of the oil painting before being removed by an employee from the museum. The attacker was wearing a, but he was wearing a wig. The Louvre Museum has not issued a statement on the incident.
This is not the first time The Mona Lisa has been attacked. In 1956, the painting was attacked with acid and another time with a stone. In 1974, a woman tossed red spray while it was on display at the National Museum in Tokyo. Finally, in August of 2009, a tourist flung a cup of tea at it.
The painting is protected by multiple security systems and is also set at a stable temperature for preservation. Millions of people visit it every year.