Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Someone’s already vandalised David Bowie statue with ‘feed the homeless’
It only opened 48 hours ago – but somebody has already vandalised the world’s first David Bowie statue. The memorial, which was unveiled to the public on Sunday afternoon, was covered in black graffiti reading: ‘RIP DB’ and ‘Feed the homeless first’.
It was erected in Aylesbury – where Bowie made his debut as Ziggy Stardust – and paid tribute to the artist who died in January 2016. The statue was created by money raised during a fundraising campaign, launched by music promoter David Stopps, as well as a number of grants. It cost more than £100,000.
However according to Mix96, it now stands covered in black spray paint, and littered with messages to feed the homeless. Commenting on the damage, one local said: ‘Uneducated people with very low standard lives! Vandals and disrespectable morons!’
Another said he believed the graffiti was left as people didn’t realise the statue was paid for by donations – not public money. He added: ‘Not surprised by all the ignorant comments when statue went up. Like ‘a waste of money’ and ‘why a Bowie statue when money could be spent elsewhere?’. ‘Just to let the morons know. The money was raised by fans by fundraising. So get a life.’ our team has contacted the Frairs Club – where the statue was erected – for comment.
at March 27, 2018