Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Someone’s already vandalised David Bowie statue with ‘feed the homeless’

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.


Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 25/03/2018. Aylesbury, United Kingdom. The world's first permanent statue of David Bowie by sculptor Andrew Sinclair is unveiled in Aylesbury, United Kingdom. Bowie debated his albums 'Hunky Dory' and 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' at the town's Friars Aylesbury venue in 1971 and 1972 Picture by i-Images

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!’

Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 25/03/2018. Aylesbury, United Kingdom. The world's first permanent statue of David Bowie by sculptor Andrew Sinclair is unveiled in Aylesbury, United Kingdom. Bowie debated his albums 'Hunky Dory' and 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' at the town's Friars Aylesbury venue in 1971 and 1972 Picture by i-Images
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.

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