A billboard for the new Halloween film starring Jamie Lee Curtis was hijacked by a conservative street artist to send a message to “uncivil Democrats.”
In the beginning, the billboard at Pico Boulevard in West Hollywood was just another advertisement for the recently-produced movie about Horror film villain Michael Myers, Villain. That is, until the legendary GOP street artist Sabo gave it a makeover. The new version replaced the infamous Michael Myers mask with a maniacal-looking image of Congresswoman Maxine Waters’s face . Maxine Waters is the crazy democratic representative for California’s 43rd Congressional District, in Compton. She is a radical Anti-Trump leftist who recently encouraged leftists to harass the Trump administration and supporters of it. The billboard shows Maxine Waters wielding a knife in the altered version, and the hashtag “uncivil Democrats” was added to the billboard.
Sabo, sometimes called the GOP’s Banksy, took credit for the prank. He said the hashtag is a reference to a comment Waters made in L.A. in June. After White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of q restaurant in Virginia, Maxine told a crowd of Democrats that if they see notable Republican politicians, particularly those in Trump’s Cabinet, “in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station,” they should “get out and you create a crowd. You push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Since then, several notable Republicans have been confronted in public places, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flakes
Sabo’s revamped image has been all over social media on Friday, highly enjoyed, and widely shared, by conservatives.
This isn’t the only time Sabo has done this kind of thing though. In February, he took over three billboards in L.A.. He was inspired by the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , to attack the entertainment industry for failing to tackle widespread sexual misconduct. They said things like: “And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…” He also put up posts of Meryl Streep with the words “she knew” in reference to her ties to Harvey Weinstein.
The highly anticipated Halloween flick, a sequel to the 1978 original and once again starring Jamie Lee Curtis, opened on Friday and was very popular at the box office.