Graceland was once owned by Elvis Presley. Also Miss USA will be there in a couple months. Priscilla served as the chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises and was a driving force behind turning Graceland into a top tourist attraction. Posted in Uncategorized Tagged BLM, Defaced, Elvis Presley, Graceland, politics, Right-Wing News, Vandalism Post navigation (VIDEO) Leftist Mob Guns Down ‘Patriot Prayer’ Member Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson; Antifa and BLM Cheer at his Death re: Wall Outside Graceland Vandalized Posted by WestSideTiger on 9/1/20 at 12:13 pm to DingLeeBerry Wonder if this has anything to do with Greg Gutfeld being booked there on the 12th. Bill Stanley, Elvis’ stepbrother, also described how appalled he was that someone would deface the King’s home. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Elvis Presley’s Graceland was recently vandalized with “BLM” and “Defund the Police” graffiti. The comments below have not been moderated. The vandalism was discovered by museum workers early Tuesday morning. In order for the property to be repainted, it is estimated it will cost $150,000 due to it being a historical venue, according to Memphis police. The report added that Graceland spokesperson David Beckwith said that “Graceland has no comment” when asked about the vandalism found on Presley’s estate on Tuesday morning. The vandalism follows nationwide protests and riots over the death of George Floyd in May, and other black men including Rayshard Brooks and most recently Jacob Blake. You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, on Parler at @alana, and on Instagram. The Levitt Shell in Overton Park is the venue where Presley performed his first-ever paid concert. Also tagged overnight by vandals was the large ‘I [Heart] Memphis’ mural on Cooper Avenue at York, where the same graffiti themes of ‘BLM’, ‘EAT THE RICH’, and ‘DEFUND POLICE’ were scrawled all over. : @BriseidaHolguin pic.twitter.com/xT9gcyQz82, — Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) September 1, 2020. The graffiti at Graceland was found on a rock wall outside the property on Elvis Presley Boulevard Tuesday morning before it was power washed … The protest slogans were painted in thick black and orange lettering on the stone wall that surrounds the King’s mansion along Elvis Presley Boulevard, the Commercial Appeal first reported. Back at Graceland, a worker power washed the graffiti from the wall Tuesday morning. It has been owned by his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, since the rock legend’s death in 1977. They are removing graffiti that appeared overnight in front of @VisitGraceland ⚠️Some pictures contain explicit language ⚠️ @WMCActionNews5 pic.twitter.com/Z8CWFUaWVD, — Briseida Holguin (@BriseidaHolguin) September 1, 2020. ‘It’s getting worse.’. Online, meanwhile, debate over the identity of the vandals was held across social media, with some blaming leftist ‘thugs’ for the damage and others claiming that ‘infiltrators’ seeking to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement were responsible. Vandals also hit the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, leaving graffiti that contained messages such “Fuck Trump” and “Fuck Strickland,” — the later in reference to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland — as well a s “BLM,” “Defund MPD” — which stands for Memphis Police Department — and “Eat the Rich,” among other phrases, according to a report by The Commercial Appeal. A spokesperson for Graceland declined to comment on the vandalism. But Elvis’ home wasn’t the only iconic landmark vandalized in the city from late Monday, to the early hours of Tuesday morning. Memphis Police say they received a report on the vandalism at the Levitt Shell Tuesday. CrimeEntertainmentBlack Lives MatterElvis Presleygraceland. Levitt Shell executive director Natalie Wilson said this is the sixth act of vandalism … The police are still investigating the vandalism and hoping to catch those responsible. The former couple share daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 52. A spokesperson for Graceland declined to comment on the vandalism. Graceland would not comment on the graffiti. Published: 05:25 GMT, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 10:05 GMT, 2 September 2020. Elvis Presley's Graceland vandalized ... - Fox Business Video The spray-painted lettering covered thousands of tributes to Elvis written by fans who have visited the King’s home since it officially became a museum in 1982. A spokesperson for the Levitt Shell said this is the sixth time this year they’ve been vandalized. Speaking in an Instagram Q&A earlier this year, Angie said: “So the one thing about Graceland and its mystique is the upstairs and the fact that it was Elvis’ private area. Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland estate in Memphis was defaced by vandals overnight with ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Defund the Police’ graffiti. So, really, it’s WHAT was written, not the fact that it was written.’. Memphis police are investigating the vandalism. Elvis Presley lived at Graceland for two decades before his death on August 16, 1977, at age 42. I mean, besides the day that Elvis passed away, this right here is right up next to it.’, Democratic State Rep. Antonio Parkinson offered a different take on the graffiti, in opposition to the collective voice of outrage, writing: ‘What’s the real issue here? ‘We just couldn’t believe it. While the management at Graceland could not be contacted, an employee at Levitt Shell shared her thoughts. ‘One of the saddest days of my life. We were just stunned by it.’. The executive director of Levitt Shell told Memphis Police that between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., the property was vandalized with vulgar graffiti, according to WHBQ-TV. It shows two cars pull up … Messages of “Defund the Police” and “BLM” mark the wall outside Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard and the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. Workers were already cleaning up Graceland and the amphitheater, hoping to restore it to pristine conditions. Vandals also struck the Levitt Shell concert venue in Overton Park, spray-painting scrawled obscenities, including ‘F*** TRUMP" and ‘F*** STRICKLAND,’ a reference to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, in addition to ‘EAT THE RICH’ and other phrases. Due to the building being a historic venue, the cost of repainting the Levitt Shell could be around $150,000, Memphis police said. Graceland, where Elvis lived for 20 years before his death in August 1977, also had its wall marred by other popular activist phrases such as ‘Abolish ICE’, ‘Defund MPD’, and ‘F*** Trump’. Fans of Elvis were outraged to see the landmark defaced. The open-air amphitheater was where Elvis gave his first paid concert on July 30, 1954. Dozens more women accuse Ron Jeremy of rape and sexual... Graceland, Levitt Shell and ’I Heart Memphis’ mural tagged with ’Defund the Police’ graffiti. But Elvis’ home wasn’t the only iconic landmark vandalized in the city from late Monday, to the early hours of Tuesday morning. This week saw several spots in Memphis, including Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, vandalized with graffiti promoting the Black Lives Matter movement and calling to defund the police, among other messages. The vandalism at the “I Heart Memphis” mural was caught on camera by surveillance cameras at a nearby business. ‘That’s why this is such a devastating situation seeing it this morning,’ said Natalie Wilson, Levitt Shell executive director. The executive director of Levitt Shell told Memphis Police that between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., the property was vandalized with vulgar graffiti, according to WHBQ-TV. The Graceland wall was met with vandalism, leaving many Elvis Presley fans feeling frustrated at the defacement while others wondered about the purpose of the messages in that location. Priscilla moved in with him at his Graceland estate in 1963 before they wed in Las Vegas in 1967. Graceland graffiti / YouTube Screenshot. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. By mid-morning on Tuesday, workers with power-wash equipment were removing the graffiti on the Graceland mansion, according to the Commercial Appeal. Worker’s wielding power-washers were seen removing the graffiti from the wall by mid-morning Tuesday. The vandalism was discovered by museum workers early Tuesday morning. The vandalism was discovered by museum workers early Tuesday morning. #BlackLivesMatter #DefundMPD #AbolishIce & #BreonnaTaylor were spray painted all over the wall. Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, has been vandalized with “Black Lives Matter” graffiti, as well as leftist slogans “Defund the Police “Abolish ICE,” and “Fuck Trump.”, “The wall outside @VisitGraceland in #Memphis where #Elvis fans write their names and tributes to The King was vandalized overnite,” wrote WMC Action News 5’s Joyce Peterson Tuesday on Twitter. “#BlackLivesMatter #DefundMPD #AbolishIce & #BreonnaTaylor were spray painted all over the wall.”, The wall outside @VisitGraceland in #Memphis where #Elvis fans write their names and tributes to The King was vandalized overnite. Fans of Elvis were also shocked to see the landmark defaced. ‘This is totally uncalled for,’ said Stanley. The venue has already been significantly impacted financially from the on-going coronavirus pandemic, and is currently battling an $800,000 budget shortfall. The vandalism at the “I Heart Memphis” mural was caught on camera by surveillance cameras at a nearby business. Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. On Sunday, walls outside of the property in Memphis, Tennessee were tagged with an array of phrases from "BLM" to "No Justice No Peace." We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland estate in Memphis has been defaced by vandals overnight with ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Defund the Police’ graffiti, Elvis Presley lived at Graceland for two decades before his death on August 16, 1977, at age 42, The protest slogans were painted in thick black and orange lettering on the stone wall that surrounds the King’s mansion along Elvis Presley Boulevard, The spray-painted lettering covered thousands of tributes to Elvis written by fans who have visited the King’s home since it officially became a museum in 1982. The instances of vandalism were discovered on 901 Day, an unofficial celebration of Memphis culture that takes place on September 1 each year. Vandals also struck the Levitt Shell concert venue in Overton Park, spray-painting scrawled obscenities, including ‘F*** TRUMP" and ‘F*** STRICKLAND,’ a reference to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, in addition to ‘EAT THE RICH’ and other phrases, A spokesperson for the Levitt Shell said this is the sixth time this year they’ve been vandalized. ‘We were just driving by this morning and we looked over,’ Alice Self told WMC5. Elvis Presley's iconic Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, has been vandalized with "Black Lives Matter" graffiti, as well as leftist slogans "Defund the Police "Abolish ICE," and "F**k Trump." Worker’s wielding power-washers were seen removing the graffiti from the wall by mid-morning Tuesday. Every visitor that has come to Graceland has written on that wall and there were no complaints. The estate — located along Highway 51 South, known as Elvis Presley Boulevard — was opened to the public in 1982 and attracts around 600,000 visitors annually. Graceland visitors have been writing on the wall outside the estate since Presley’s death in 1977. Both were found vandalized … The report added that the graffiti had also covered up a lot of the handwritten messages that have already been on the wall, which include “words of love and devotion to Elvis, penned in ink, felt-tip marker and paint by fans of the singer, often while standing in line to visit the Elvis grave during the annual ‘Candlelight Vigil.'”. Rioters have vandalized businesses, houses of worship, and other buildings, often with similar messages as the ones painted on Graceland’s property. They say it will cost about $150,000 to repair the damage. Worker’s wielding power-washers were seen removing the graffiti from the wall by mid-morning Tuesday, The estate — located along Highway 51 South, known as Elvis Presley Boulevard — was opened to the public in 1982 and attracts around 600,000 visitors annually. 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