An investigation was underway Tuesday to determine who vandalized Mariah Carey’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The vandalism was reported to police on Sunday night, after it was learned that someone on Instagram was claiming responsibility for the action, said Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The vandalism consisted of a question mark written on the star after the singer’s name, Martinez said. On Monday, Hollywood Historic Trust workers cleaned up and refinished the star, which cost $1,500 to restore, Martinez said.
Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im said investigators were reviewing security video in an effort to identify whoever vandalized the star.
In recent days, Carey has drawn world headlines for a New Year’s Eve lip- sync flub, which occurred as she performed live on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” in Times Square.
—City News Service
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