HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Pictures and video of the Hollywood sign being changed to say “Stay Home” feels appropriate as all of California is under orders to stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus — but unfortunately, it is just movie magic.
Images purporting to be of the Hollywood sign are circulating on Twitter and Instagram, showing the iconic “Hollywood” changed to say “Stay Home.” A reply to one tweet said it was fake and included a picture of the sign taken the same day.
The classic “Hollywood” sign stood since 1997 was replaced by “Stay Home” today. pic.twitter.com/0s3Qx4FI6H
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Tomash Kuzmytskyi, who created the video said he hoped someone would indeed change it, as it was a few years ago to read “Hollyweed.” Kuzmytskyi says his company, The Kroot, works in visual effects and has previously done work for Justin Bieber and Coldplay.
Kuzmytskyi says when someone asks him what he did during the coronavirus stay-at-home order, besides eat and use up toilet paper, he can now say, “yes. I did something.”
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Wow! Great view! Isn’t? I hope someone will change it, like my concept of reality. Hollyweed was fun , but when is bad situation, we should use everything to make same positive and believable in our hearts to the future 💜🌍 #losangeles #krootstudio #video #music #krootchanel #vfx #😍 #❤️ #🌏 #vfxnews #musicvideo #commersial #cali #california #la #usa #travel #covid #covid19 #stayhome #besafe #stayathome #stayhomesavelives #coronavirus #selfquarantine #socialdistancing #quarantine #hollywooddreams #coldplay #up&up
Hiking areas around and leading up to the Hollywood sign were shut down last month to keep people from congregating on trails and streets when the weather gets warm. However, the sign can still be seen at a distance from most of Hollywood, the surrounding neighborhoods and the 101 Freeway.