Rogue Artist Erects Poignant Billboards in Hollywood Days Before Oscars

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
March 1, 2018US News
Rogue Artist Erects Poignant Billboards in Hollywood Days Before Oscars

A street artist erected three billboards in Hollywood, attacking the entertainment industry for allegedly protecting pedophiles.

The provocateur used signage reminiscent of the Oscar-nominated “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” reported The Hollywood Reporter.

The billboards feature black text on a field of red and first appeared on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

“And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…” reads one sign.

“We all knew and still no arrests,” reads another.

“Name names on stage or shut the hell up!” reads the third.

The billboards showed paid-for-advertisements before the artist, going by the name Sabo, manufactured fake overlays and with the six-man crew he hired installed the billboards, he told The Reporter.

Sabo said the signage is meant to criticize those who allegedly enabled the now-exposed widespread sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

The start of the so-called #MeToo movement came when multiple women came forward to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, kicking off a number of similar accusations against high-profile men by women across the country.

Matt Lauer was fired from NBC’s “Today” show after accusations against him emerged, and other men have been fired or resigned from jobs due to similar exposure.

Sabo said that because so many Hollywood actors, actresses, and others were keeping quiet about the harassment and abuse, they should refrain from preaching during their Oscar acceptance speeches.

Sabo describes himself on his Twitter page as “the fastest censored street artist in the city of Los Angeles.”

“I am not a Left-WIng-Zombie-Artist. I am on the edge, the only true rebel artist in LA,” he wrote.

He posted pictures of the billboards being erected saying “proud of your boy!”

“We’re simply tired of these elitists in Hollywood looking down their nose at conservatives and regular all-American folks,” Sabo told Reuters.

“THEY‘RE clearly the ones who women should be worried about, as their mistreatment of women and kids that’s been going on for 100 years is finally coming to light in a big way,” he added.

The billboards were taken down late Wednesday.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” features Frances McDormand playing the mother of a daughter who was raped, then murdered. The mother posts billboards with angry messages aimed at the police officers in the small town because the mom feels they have not done enough to find justice in the case of her daughter.

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