'Hollywood' Sign Changed to 'Rams House' but No One Can Read It

Following the Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl victory, the iconic "Hollywood" sign was changed to read "Rams House" but many fans are having trouble reading the sign.

"They should have hired those people that made the sign say 'Hollyweed' a few years ago. That way we could read it," comedian Steve Agee wrote on Twitter in response to a video of the sign.

The comments come after the sign was changed earlier this week when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, becoming Super Bowl champions.

Following the Rams' victory, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the sign will temporarily be changed to "Rams House."

"What a day in Los Angeles – the Rams are Super Bowl Champions," Garcetti said in a statement. "This town has the best teams and fans in the world, and we can't wait to show off our L.A. pride with a display that only Hollywood could deliver. Go Rams."

The Hollywood Sign Trust also issued a statement on the temporary change, writing on Facebook that "this has been a fantastic collaboration between the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Mayor's Office, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the Hollywood Sign Trust."

"But don't worry all those Hollywood Sign fans out there, the Sign will be back to its old self by the end of the week," the statement added.

Following the change, KNBC news in Los Angeles posted an aerial view of the sign, prompting several fans, including Agee, to express their views, with many joking that the sign is difficult to read.

"Rams Hwose?" Twitter user C. Solo wrote in response to the video.

Similarly, Twitter user Lee wrote, "Ramsh Wose."

Musician Amber Coffman wrote, "Lol what! I just turned around and looked out my window to see if this was real. Can't even read it in the closeup- from far away it looks like what the Hollywood sign might look like if you were really intoxicated."

Twitter user @Forgotten_LA shared several other changes the sign has undergone throughout history, writing, "In the 99-year history of that sign, that's the laziest alteration job that's ever been done."

Several other Twitter users shared GIFs and videos poking fun at how they struggled to read the sign.

Twitter user @getjumby shared a GIF of George from the popular show Seinfeld squinting.

In addition to the temporary sign change, the Rams also held their celebratory parade on Wednesday. According to an announcement from the Rams, the parade started at the intersection of Royal Street and West Jefferson Boulevard and ended with a rally near the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, located inside Exposition Park.

In a statement sent to Newsweek, a spokesperson for the Hollywood Sign Trust said, "The Trust was excited to be part of this expression of civic pride, as it was the first time the Sign has been officially transformed in decades."

"Although it seems simple to alter the Sign, it's a major undertaking to change all nine letters. The riggers battled wind and rain to complete the change, and our fans really enjoyed watching the installation live," the statement added.

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Social media users responded to the Hollywood sign change saying that they had trouble reading it. Above, the Hollywood sign changes to honor the Los Angeles Rams winning Super Bowl LVI on February 16, 2022, in Hollywood, California. David Livingston/Getty

Update 2/17/22 9:20 AM ET: This story has been updated to include a statement from a spokesperson for the Hollywood Sign Trust.