A pristine pink wall that attracts hundreds of selfie-snapping visitors to a corner of Melrose Avenue every day was somewhat less Instagramable on Wednesday after vandals spray-painted an obscenity on the structure.
The wall, which belongs to the high-end clothing store Paul Smith, was tagged with the words “Go [expletive] ur selfie” and “thrash” in enormous white letters. The Pepto-Bismol colored wall at the corner of Melrose and North Harper Avenue has become a bucket-list item of sorts for L.A. tourists and serves as a major draw for Paul Smith and surrounding businesses.
Although social media lit up with comments about the vandalism Wednesday morning, Paul Smith has not filed a police report.
“It’s not good publicity for us,” said store associate Gregory Lusane. It was unclear when the graffiti would be painted over.
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At the Paul Smith "Pink Wall" on Melrose, selfie takers are heading to the side facing the street that wasn't defaced to get their photos. pic.twitter.com/yaarLMhneu
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