Disrespectful photographers and goths have become a target as they trample and damage a graveyard made famous by the Dracula legend.
St. Mary’s churchyard in Whitby gets damaged every year during the Whitby Goth Weekend by photographers and people trying to pose in the graveyard to get an iconic photo. The churchyard is renowned after being used in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.
Many Goths are angry and have started a petition that called for the North Yorkshire venue to close the graveyard during the festival. According to the Metro, A J Stratton, who started the petition, said: “Unfortunately, despite pleas from the event organizers, and from St Mary’s Church themselves, people are still disrespecting the graves of the ancestors of the Whitby residents, by using their graves as props for a cheap photo opportunity.”
You can find the petition at change.org.