Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Tomb Of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, Inspiration For ‘American Horror Story’s’ Angela Bassett Character Painted Pink In New Orleans, Highlight Hollywood News

A New Orleans tour guide said the mystery person  who painted the tomb of Marie Laveau pink was likely trying to cover up  graffiti. Renee Dodge, a tour guide at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, said someone painted  the tomb of “Voodoo queen” Marie Laveau pink about two weeks ago, but she does  not think the painter had any ill-intent, the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune  reported Monday. 

“The person really came in to paint over the thousands of thousands of X’s  all over this tomb,” she said. “And that’s the real desecration.”

Dodge said a local legend began a few decades ago indicating Laveau would  grant wishes to those who drew X’s on the tomb and followed other instructions.   “I’ll tell, you, I don’t have a problem with it being painted pink,” she  said. “I have a problem with it being paint.”
Dodge said the trouble is the person used latex paint, which traps in  moisture and poses “the single biggest threat to the survival of these  brick-and-mortar tombs.”