Man Who Caked The Mona Lisa Speaks Out As He's Dragged Away

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Man Who Caked The Mona Lisa Speaks Out As He's Dragged Away

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The man responsible for hurling cake at the Mona Lisa has now spoken out after being escorted from the Louvre by security.

If you've ever watched Rowan Atkinson's Bean, you'll be well aware of how easily a bit of food could ruin the world's most famous painting.

Luckily for Mona, she is now protected by a glass casing after a hooligan chucked some acid at her back in 1956.

However, that didn't stop a man 'dressed as a woman in a wheelchair' from curling some cake at it. Watch below as he explains why he did it.

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Just yesterday, the bizarre incident came to light on social media as art fans were stunned by the 'old woman' who jumped out of their wheelchair in attempt to damage Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting.

As the culprit is being escorted out of the Louvre, the French-speaking man says: "Think of the earth, artists think of the earth. All artists think of the earth. That's why I did it.

"Think of the planet."

Despite seemingly trying the promote the global warming issue, some users were pretty confused by the manner of which he does so.

One user wrote: "Maybe this is just nuts to me but a [sic] man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheel chair and attempted to smash the bullet proof glass of the Mona Lisa.

"Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security???"

A second person added: "Looool vandalising the Mona Lisa, or at least attempting to & then doing up eco warrior as justification is…odd lol."

"Oh god, save earth? After vandalising monalisa painting [sic]," a third commented.

Another quipped: "He's wishing her a happy birthday."

Someone else joked: "He says: 'Save the planet, save the cheerleader.' Oups. Actually, the correct sentence is: 'Save the planet, save the cheesecake [sic]'."

Credit: Twitter/@aresrebis
Credit: Twitter/@aresrebis

As one might imagine, the coveted painting, created between 1503 and 1519, has been targeted by vandals and thieves throughout the years.

It was actually stolen more than a century ago in 1911, and it supposedly took Louvre staff more than 24 hours to notice the painting had disappeared.

It was later revealed that a museum employee, Vincenzo Peruggia, tried to nick it, as CNN reported.

In 2009, a Russian woman threw a ceramic cup at the painting.

The cup smashed, however the glass and – more importantly – the painting were not damaged.

UNILAD has reached out to the Louvre for a comment.

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Topics: News, Art

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