The gates of Liverpool's Strawberry Field orphanage made famous by the Beatles' song “Strawberry Fields Forever” have been desecrated with yellow paint by a vandal who wrote he was doing it in the name of John Lennon, Jackie Spencer of Beatle Guides.com in Liverpool told Beatles Examiner Aug. 29.
“Words fail. Why do this?,” Spencer, who took pictures of the defaced gates, said. "Not even done artistically!"
The pictures show the top half of one gate with yellow paint. The gates are normally painted red. On a stone wall next to the gate, the vandal wrote in yellow paint, “There is always a place for imagination. John we know you should be glad.”
Those who viewed the pictures on Spencer's Facebook page were not glad at all, but clearly outraged.
“Whoever did this shame on you, you stupid git!,” one visitor to Spencer's page wrote.
"So if you're gonna deface the gates of Strawberry Field in the name of 'John Lennon's imagination then do it imaginatively. Don't just throw yellow paint and splurge some crap message!! Idiots!!," Spencer wrote on Facebook.
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