You Need 20,000 Followers To Selfie In Front Of This Mural
26 June 2018, 14:47 | Updated: 26 June 2018, 14:56
Truly, we are in the darkest timeline.
A mural with some oddly specific entry requirements has sprung up in Los Angeles.
The "City of Angels" mural, which features a pink heart on a blue background with wings, sprung up in the American city this week. But unlike most public art, if you want a picture with this painting you have to be Twitter-famous.
Just how famous do you have to be? Well, if you have a verified check then any follower count will do, but for mere mortals, you'll need a whopping 20,000 Twitter followers to be allowed past the security guard. That's right, there's a security guard.
Vice journalist and famous Twitter person Justin Caffier stumbled upon the mural yesterday and shared photos showing a security guard, as well as what the mural looks like from the inside.
There’s a new security-guarded mural in LA that only allows influencers and verifieds to take pics in front of it. pic.twitter.com/PDlLJ9C0DI— justin caffier (@JustinCaffier) June 25, 2018
Naturally, the internet is pressed about it
ITS NOT EVEN A GOOD MURAL— Rachel Mayes (@RachDickMay) June 25, 2018
It's definitely the darkest timeline.— Eliot Cole (@cole_eliot) June 25, 2018
why— jordan (@JordanUhl) June 25, 2018
They could hire at least a good artist. This is a rip off and mish-mash of Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Colette Miller— Adriana Vecchioli (@AdrianaVecc) June 25, 2018
What is this mural all about?
While some initially thought the mural was just another way for social influencers to rub their e-fame in the face of us plebs, it turns out that the Mural is actually a clever marketing tip for an upcoming project called "Like And Subscribe." The Twitter account associated with the project tweeted that they were "disappointed" that some verified influencers were upset at the mural.
"There is no reason to be mad! We created it specifically for you," they said.
Disappointing to see a few verified influencers getting upset about the mural. There is no reason to be mad! We created it specifically for you. Instead of the negativity, come down and take a great photo!— Like and Subscribe (@likeandsub) June 25, 2018
It's unknown what "Like and Subscribe" is, but it appears we'll be able to find out on July 9th
coming july 9th 2018— Like and Subscribe (@likeandsub) June 24, 2018