For the first time since her burial at 5:00 p.m., June 17th, 1881, the tomb of the infamous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans has been painted a color other than white.
It is being described as a "Pepto Bismal pink" and a lot of Marie Laveaux devotees are none too happy about the recent event. It is believed to be an act of vandalism in a long series of acts of vandalism that have occurred to the tomb. Local reports indicate it occurred on approximately December 6, 2013.
At first mention, most people's reactions thus far have been of shock and horror. People are used to her tomb being in one of two states: white washed or covered in Xs and graffiti with offerings resembling litter at the foot of the tomb.
So why are people so upset with the color pink? Or is it the perceived act of vandalism that has them so upset?
One wonders the motivation behind this event. Many theories abound: Is it an act of vandalism? Could it have been done for an upcoming episode of American Horror Story: Coven? Could it have been done by devotees who desire assistance from the great Voodoo Queen for healing? Stay tuned, as I begin to unravel the mystery.