A petition urging Amazon billionaire and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos to purchase and eat the Mona Lisa is gathering tempo.
Within the bizarre attraction on Change.org, the Amazon CEO is inspired to purchase the world-famous Leonardo da Vinci portray and munch it as a result of “no person has eaten the mona lisa and we really feel jeff bezos wants to take a stand and make this occur.”
After a gradual begin when it was launched final yr, the petition has attracted greater than 500 signatures in latest days, taking its whole to 655.
“gobble da lisa,” one wrote, whereas one other joked, “I really feel like that is one thing society wants… Jeff, we want you to make this sacrifice for society.”
The priceless paintings is owned by the French authorities and is on everlasting show on the Louvre in Paris.
The weird plea comes after Bezos, not too long ago named the world’s richest man, introduced he was planning an 11-minute journey to area as a part of his firm Blue Origin’s first crewed flight subsequent month.
Bids to be part of Bezos on his brief mission have been pouring in this week, with the very best a whopping $2.8billion (£1.4bn), CNBC reviews.
The bidding is believed to have ended yesterday, Thursday.
Bezos is not any stranger to lavish spending, having purchased a 418-foot yacht for $500million (£353m), transformed 4 luxurious New York Metropolis flats right into a 23,000 square-foot penthouse for round $96m (£68m), and investing $1bn (£706m) a yr into Blue Origin, in accordance to the New York Submit.
Requires France to promote the masterpiece to repay a few of its mounting debt have elevated in latest years. These embrace tech entrepreneur Stephane Distinguin, who claimed the authorities might make €50bn (£43bn) to assist the nation although the Covid-19 pandemic.
However specialists mentioned the Mona Lisa was price a lot much less as a result of different da Vinci items have offered for a whole lot of thousands and thousands.