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Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to ‘Hollyboob’

Several pictures and video circulating on social media showed the iconic sign with a big tarp of letter ‘B’ on it thrown over the ‘W'. The sign was also altered with a white dash to make the ‘D’ appear as another ‘B’.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 3, 2021 5:39:07 pm
Los Angeles, Hollywood sign, Hollyboob, Hollywood sign vandalised, Hollywood sign altered, Hollywood sign prank, trending news, Indian Express news.The 98-year-old sign’s brief but hilarious makeover prompted many reactions online.

Six people, including social media influencer Julia Rose, were taken into custody on Monday after they reportedly altered the ‘W’ and ‘D’ letters of the iconic Hollywood sign to make it read ‘Hollyboob’.

Several pictures and video circulating on social media showed the iconic sign with a big tarp of letter ‘B’ on it thrown over the ‘W’. The sign was also altered with a white dash to make the ‘D’ appear as another ‘B’.

Take a look here:

While initial reports confirmed that the  prank was reportedly a part of an illegal stunt to raise awareness for breast cancer, Rose, later in an interview to Los Angeles Times, confirmed that the prank was part of a protest regarding censorship on Instagram

The Los Angeles Police department had arrested Rose and five other men in connection with the incident, who were caught on surveillance camera, on the premises of the sign, the news agency reported.

Rose staged the prank after she was banned from Instagram for violating its policies and posting nearly nude photos.

She runs a digital magazine called ‘Shagmag’that features nude photos, and the prank was to draw attention to her dispute with Instagram.

The 98-year-old sign’s brief but hilarious makeover prompted many reactions online. Take a look at some of the reactions here:

This is not the first time the iconic sign has gotten a facelift. Back in 2017, a couple of pranksters got past surveillance and sensors and altered the sign to make it read ‘hollyweed’.

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