Because we’re all 12, five men and one woman were arrested on Monday after they took the time out of their day to alter the Hollywood sign so that it read, “Hollyboob.”
This stunt was completely juvenile, according to sources who spoke to TMZ, claiming this whole thing was an attempt to raise breast cancer awareness. The group achieved their desired alteration by draping a tarp with the letter “B” over the “W” in “Hollywood” and placing a dash in the terminal “D.”
As it was going down, police saw the stunt happening and ended up arresting the group after they made their way down the hill. LAPD Captain Steve Lurie said they are all charged with misdemeanor trespassing, but told Los Angeles Times, “there’s no vandalism, because the sign wasn’t damaged.”
“This is an icon that’s there for visual reinforcement of the importance of Hollywood, not just for the city of L.A. but to the world,” sign trust chairman Mark Panatier told the Times following the incident. “It needs to be upheld; it doesn’t need to be demeaned.”
Unsurprisingly, this is far from the first time a stunt like this has been pulled, with a recent effort involving the sign reading “Hollyweed” for a day after being similarly altered.