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Oscar Wilde’s Tomb to Be Protected From “Graffiti,” Kisses

Since the ’90s, people have been kissing the tomb of Oscar Wilde and scrawling him love letters in red. It’s been a “cult pastime” at the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Today, the restored monument was unveiled, its “graffiti” and lipsticked peck trails freshly scrubbed. A glass barrier “will surround it to prevent the kissers from causing further damage.” Aw?

Those of us yet to passionately slobber with the brilliant writer’s tomb are thereby denied! By glass!!! Apparently, adoring Wilde lovers are already smooching nearby trees in thwarted tribute.

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