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Petition Urging Jeff Bezos To Buy And Eat The Mona Lisa Is Becoming Wildly Popular

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A petition calling for Jeff Bezos to buy and eat Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa is quickly gaining steam.

"Nobody has eaten the mona lisa and we feel jeff bezos needs to take a stand and make this happen," the joke petition that went up a year ago on and gained hundreds of signers Thursday reads.

"gobble da lisa," one signer wrote while another joked, "I feel like this is something society needs… Jeff, we need you to make this sacrifice for society."

Currently owned by the French government, the Mona Lisa is on permanent display at the Louvre museum in Paris. But it might not stay there for long as a petition, which now has 448 signatures is pressing on Bezos to take custody of the art piece.

Over the years, the idea of selling the Mona Lisa to dig France out of debt has popped up occasionally, including French tech CEO Stephane Distinguin who said last year the government could sell it for a whopping €50 billion (about $60.9 billion) to help the country through the pandemic.

An art expert with, however, in an op-ed last year rebutted Distinguin’s argument, claiming he had hugely overestimated the painting’s value if it were to go up for auction, noting that other da Vinci pieces have sold more comfortably in the hundreds of millions.

The columnist agreed that the Mona Lisa is undoubtedly worth more than da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which sold recently for $450 million, just maybe not 111 times as much.