Man dressed as an elderly lady throws cake at Mona Lisa in Paris

Mona Lisa might be her most famous paintings in the world. The masterpiece created by Leonardo da Vinci is often the main attraction for those visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris.

On Sunday afternoon, a man dressed as a wheelchair-bound elderly lady rushed towards the painting and smeared cake on the protective bulletproof glass covering it. Then he threw roses on the ground.

But even as he was being escorted by museum security, the man addressed the people recording him, reportedly stressing the importance of protecting the environment.

🚨 Limited time offer | Express Premium with Ad-Lite for only 2 Rs/day 👉🏽 Click here to login 🚨

The best of Express Premium
ExplainSpeaking: What to look for in preliminary GDP estimates for 2021-22?bonus
Explained: Eight years of Modi Govtbonus
Shyam Saran on Idea Exchange: bonus
Deepening Tata synergies: Air India onboards senior Vistara executivesbonus

Videos of the attack on the painting went viral on social media. A Twitter user translated what the man said after throwing the cake at the painting, writing: “Exactly that: think about the earth, think about the earth, there are people who are destroying the earth, think about it . All artists tell you to think about the earth, all artists think about the earth, that’s why I did Think about the planet.”

This is not the first time mona lisa faced the wrath of museum visitors. As reported by The guardIn 2009, a Russian woman allegedly frustrated that she had not been granted French citizenship threw a ceramic mug at the woman mona lisa. Fortunately, the painting was protected by bulletproof glass at the time.

Leave a Comment