Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion was targeted by protesters Tuesday night and was defaced with graffiti.
“Black Lives Matter,” “Defund MPD,” and “Eat the Rich,” were phrases left behind by the vandals which left the historic home with a reported $150,000 in damages.
The mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum showcasing the life of Elvis Presley.
Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, is the owner and caretaker of the museum. Her son just died so the last thing she needs is this nonsense in her life.
From Fox News:
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.”
Graceland is the site where rock legend Elvis Presley formerly resided.
The Levitt Shell stage, an amphitheater where Presley gave his first paid concert, was also vandalized with similar messages, according to Fox 13.
Graceland did not comment when contacted about the graffiti.
Fox 13 reporter Shelia O’Connor tweeted out photographs of the damaged walls on Tuesday morning, which included messages about the death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in Louisville while police were serving a no-knock warrant on her home.
“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,” she tweeted.
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
Anyone who personally knew Elvis will tell you that he absolutely loved the black community and the black community loved him. It breaks my heart to see his memory tarnished this way. https://t.co/0qQxTa20EH
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) September 2, 2020