The report added that the graffiti had also covered up a lot of the handwritten messages that have already been on the wall, which include "words of love and devotion to Elvis, penned in ink, felt-tip marker and paint by fans of the singer, often while standing in line to visit the Elvis grave during the annual 'Candlelight Vigil'".
The walls outside of Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., were tagged with graffiti by vandals on Sunday, with phrases like "BLM" and "No Justice No Peace". 'One of the saddest days of my life. Worker's wielding power-washers were seen removing the graffiti from the wall by mid-morning Tuesday. "This is totally uncalled for", said Stanley. "Where I come from, you don't mess with Elvis!" former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted this morning. State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, D-Memphis, asked on Facebook: "What's the real issue here? So, really, it's WHAT was written, not the fact that it was written, right?" he wrote. Graceland was not the only place in Tennessee that was vandalized recently.More news: Jeep's first electric vehicles include an e-bike and hybrid Wrangler
In a statement to the outlet, Natalie Wilson, an executive director of Levitt Shell, spoke about how disappointing it was to discover the graffiti.
"Defacing our stage is not appropriate; however, we acknowledge their pain and we want to say to our community 'it's time the conversations are deeper, they're more productive and that change happens with good communication, '" said Wilson.
Other messages included, "I Can't Breathe", along with calls to defund the police.More news: CDC Urges Governors To Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine
The hours of defacement were situated on 901 Day, an informal birthday celebration of the Memphis subculture that consistently takes area on September 1. Online, meanwhile, debate over the identity of the vandals was held across social media, with some blaming leftist "thugs" for the damage and others claiming that "infiltrators" seeking to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement were responsible.
Elvis Presley inhabited Graceland for 2 numerous years sooner than his destruction on August 16, 1977, at age 42. It's estimated to receive more than 600,000 visitors annually.More news: UK's Premier League ends China soccer coverage agreement