Rachel Paige
January 01, 2017 10:23 am
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First and foremost, vandalism is bad. If you are caught performing an act of vandalism, you could be greatly fined and/or sent to jail. So, don’t do it. Just, don’t. And now with that being said, we can’t stop starring/quietly LOL’ing at the makeover the Los Angeles Hollywood sign got on New Year’s Day. Please do not attempt to do this yourself. Just look at it with us right now but DO NOT DO THIS.

For a lil’ Hollywood history, when the sign was first constructed in the 1930s, it said “Hollywoodland.” Then, the ~land~ part was removed in the ’40s, and it has said “Hollywood” ever since. And now, January 1st, 2017, well… it says “Hollyweed.”

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Once again, seriously do not attempt to ever alter the Hollywood sign yourself, because it is in a restricted area of the Hollywood Hills, and it is a very steep, dangerous hill. But also this is very funny. But don’t do this!

According to The Los Angeles Times, “Security footage taken around midnight Saturday showed a ‘lone individual’ climbing up [the hill], scaling the sign using the built-in ladders and hanging tarpaulins over the sign’s O’s to change them to E’s.” Thus, creating “Hollyweed.”

The investigation into this incident is still on-going, but many assume this was done to reflect the fact that California recently voted to legalize recreational marijuana. The law has actually been in place since Election Day, but as the LA Times notes, “2017 will be the first full year that the law will be in effect.”

And now we have this.

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Oddly enough, this is not the first time the Hollywood sign has been changed to Hollyweed, so wow, is this now like an on-going prank?

It is still a very bad thing to do, and whoever did this will most certainly receive criminal charges (remember that). But in the mean time, join us as we continue to look at all these Hollyweed pictures.

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Welp, 2017 is already off to an interesting start.

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