Elder Patriot – Art has long been used as a means of communicating societal discontent similar to how social media began not too long ago. Street art, most associated with graffiti, provides the artist with an uncensored canvas for his or her message.
Today, as social media censors use algorithms to limit the reach of messages they disagree with, or they may deplatform the messenger altogether, strategically placed street art can enjoy a wide audience without immediate censorship from AI.
One of the most prominent socially conscientious of these artists is a political conservative active in Los Angeles and known only by the pseudonym, Sabo.
Sabo, he had been involved in street art since 2000, though was only seriously active since 2008.
Now Sabo has struck again using the arrest of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to call attention to the oft-rumored, but never prosecuted despite the testimony of child stars, to the plight of Hollywood’s child stars.
Sabo, commandeered a giant billboard located at the intersection of Pico and La Cienega where he transposed the likenesses of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio with those of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and film director Roman Polanski.
The movie’s name was altered to read “Once Upon a Time in Pedowood.”
(The Hollywood Reporter) … The artist behind the alterations goes by the name Sabo, and he says that the faux ads are meant to insult the entertainment industry for embracing Polanski, who plead guilty to sex with a minor four decades ago, and, to a lesser extent Epstein, who was arrested July 6 for sex trafficking of minors.
He also noted that the backdrop of the movie is the 1969 Charles Manson murders, where the most high-profile victim was Sharon Tate, the actress who was married to Polanski at the time.
Epstein wasn’t as well-known among the public as Polanski until his recent arrest, but he was a frequent guest at entertainment industry events on both coasts, even throwing dinner parties at his New York mansion attended by the likes of Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler and George Stephanopoulos.
Sabo’s street crew reported worked through the night, on Thursday, altering ads at “numerous bus stops, some on benches and others behind glass.”
One bench ad has an image of Woody Allen, along with Epstein, instead of Polanski. Allen was accused of abusing his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was 7.
Sabo told the Reporter: “I felt they should all share a billboard to highlight a decades-old problem that has plagued Hollywood for decades: the abuse of children.”
Epstein is being held, without bail, in New York. Rumors are swirling that victims are literally coming out of the woodwork and they’re reportedly implicating many of the high-profile names long involved in the nexus between Hollywood and the political world.