We’re not really sure about the origin of lovelocks, I’ve heard it’s actually because of a lovestory during the war 100 years ago.
Honestly, you have nothing to apologize for. It’s not your or your country’s fault. And even if people used to be motivated because of this book, I’m pretty sure 95% of the people who do that nowadays don’t even fucking know why they hang their locks anymore. It’s just because “that’s what you’re suposed to do when you visit Paris! ♥”
"But I want my love to be eternal like the lock!" "it’s such a cute idea" "it’s a positive tradition!"
Look how wonderfully ugly your tradition is, guys.
It’s just sad that such stupid bullshit spread around the world in many cities to destroy our architecture.
But seriously, don’t feel bad for other people’s own stupidity.