PUBLISHED: 01:25, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:28, Fri, Sep 4, 2020
Elvis Presley’s home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee has been a place of fan pilgrimage since 1982. But now the iconic walls surrounding the mansion, have been vandalised by graffiti. Discovered by the museum’s workers early on Tuesday morning, spray-painted messages included: “Black Lives Matter”, “Defund MPD” [Memphis Police Department] and “Abolish ICE”.
Protest slogans were sprayed on in black and orange lettering across Graceland’s walls, over fan messages carved into the stone.
Now Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley has expressed her disgust at the vandalism.
The 75-year-old tweeted: “Concerning the graffiti at Graceland, I’m absolutely horrified that those in our own city disgraced the walls surrounding Graceland.
“I’m saddened by acts like this and appalled by this behavior.”
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Elvis Presley: Priscilla ‘absolutely HORRIFIED’ by graffiti ‘disgracing’ Graceland’s walls (Image: GETTY)
Priscilla added: “We were able to clean all the graffiti off thanks to our dedicated crew.”
While according to WMC5, Elvis’ step-brother, Bill Stanley said: “This is totally uncalled for.
“One of the saddest days of my life.
“I mean, besides the day that Elvis passed away, this right here is