Taylor Swift mural defaced with gorilla Harambe and replaced with Kanye West
A mural dedicated to “the memory” of Taylor Swift has been defaced in Melbourne.
The image, which said “In loving memory of Taylor Smith 1989_2016” was painted in the famous Hosier Lane in the Australian city.
But the image has been defaced with a cartoon face drawn over the original image and the words “in loving memory of Harambe”, referencing a gorilla who was shot dead by zookeepers earlier this years.
Then the face was replaced with an image resembling Kanye West.
A tag line was also added below the reference to Harampe, which said “the Savage 2016 murdered Taylor Smith on Snapchat.”
The popstar has hit headlines recently after she became embroiled in a feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Some said the row about whether West had permission to reference Swift in a song had harmed the Bad Blood singer’s image.
Artist lushsux said: “The recent passing of@taylorswift is heart wrenching. Come and leave some flowers and light some candles at her memorial in Hosier lane in honour of her memory.”
The artists has been posting updates of the mural on his instagram but has been ambiguous about who was behind the makeovers.
Belfast Telegraph Digital