Longtime Bettie Page mural at home in North Seattle vandalized

Vandals targeted an iconic mural in Seattle early Sunday morning, according to the homeowner and video from the scene.

The home - located off Interstate 5 near the Northeast 65th Street exit - has a mural on an outside wall that faces the freeway featuring 1950s pinup model Bettie Page and historic drag queen Divine.

Just after midnight Sunday, suspects approached the home with what appeared to be pressurized containers with red paint, which they used to cover the mural and much of the house.

They were seen on surveillance taking their time to douse the mural for nearly five minutes. The paint rained down on the roof the art, the porch, and the windows. Nothing was spared.

It’s not the first time the home has been hit. Back in 2016, the mural was defaced with paint.

The owners of the house say whoever did this seems intent on destroying iconic feminist images.

Every other time, the owners have been intent on restoring the murals. This time, the entire house will have to be repainted. Anyone with information is asked to call Seattle police.

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