This story went viral this week. A man dressed as an old lady in a wheelchair jumped out of the chair at the Louvre in Paris before smearing cake on the glass in front of the painting and throwing roses everywhere.
@humannoresource Mona Lisa Getting Caked #foryou #fyp #monalisa #paris #louvre #foryoupage ♬ Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole
The Louvre says he managed to get close to the portrait by simulating a disability, which allowed him to take advantage of a policy that designed to help individuals with mobility problems to see the major works of art early.
Another video shows the man yelling to the crowd in French: “Think of the planet…there are people who are destroying the planet, think about that…That’s why I did it.”
Can anybody translate what ole dude was saying as they where escorting him out?😂 pic.twitter.com/Uy2taZ4ZMm
— Lukeee🧃 (@lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022
The Louvre said the painting was not damaged.