NSW Police charge man who painted over George Michael mural in Sydney

Man, 23, set to face court after being filmed painting over a mural of gay icon George Michael in Sydney's inner-west while telling outraged onlookers he was "defending his religion".

George Michael

A man filmed painting over a George Michael mural in Sydney‘s inner-west yesterday has been issued with a court attendance notice.

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The artwork, on the side of a terrace in Erskinville, was painted just weeks after the singer’s death on Christmas Day last year.

Photo By Frantogian (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons