The world's first David Bowie statue was unveiled in the town of Aylesbury in recent days, and was generally met with a positive reaction.
However, it seems that not everyone was happy about the money spent on a tribute to the music icon, as the 'Earthly Messenger' artwork has already been vandalised.
Although the piece was crowdfunded, the disgruntled member(s) of the public spray-painted "Feed the homeless first" on the ground in front of the statue, as well as covering parts of it in paint. Rather confusingly, 'RIP DB' is also written twice on the wall beside it.
See the pics below:
Less than 48 hours guys. The David Bowie statue in Aylesbury has been vandalised. pic.twitter.com/pxqrGTrCi7
— Justin Dealey (@JustinDealey) March 27, 2018
This weekend our town had a David Bowie statue installed. Bit of a tenuous link as he played here once, but whatever. Last night one of the residents let us know that Aylesbury should be focusing on other priorities. pic.twitter.com/fir4C0jnxV
— Daniel Sage (@danielsage98) March 27, 2018
A David Bowie statue got put up in Aylesbury. Locals aren’t keen, saying it’s a waste of taxpayers money and it’s graffitied within 48hrs with ‘feed the homeless first’. The statue was crowd funded by his fans. ðŸ¤¦ðŸ?¼â™‚ï¸? But guess where the money for the clean up is coming from?
— Charlie Parsons (@parsons_8) March 27, 2018