Conservative street artist Sabo’s latest work has targeted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).
The hilarious work is a billboard above Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. It reads like a poster for the new “Halloween” film, but instead of famous fictional serial killer Michael Myers (pictured above on the left) being on the billboard, Waters is seen wielding a knife.
Above the “Halloween” title, Sabo also included the words “#UNCIVIL DEMOCRATS.”
Billboards for the actual “Halloween” movie, distributed by Universal and produced by Blumhouse Productions, are also all over Los Angeles.
The Maine Waters billboard began going viral online — like most of Sabo’s work does — when it was revealed through social media on Friday afternoon. Check it out below:
😂😂#Sabo, a conservative street artist, swapped a photo of killer Michael Myers and replaced it with @RepMaxineWaters #Halloween #FridayFeeling #MegaMillions https://t.co/WQZtxGduW6 pic.twitter.com/P3hqguakMy
— Peace (@AynRiedel98) October 19, 2018
Sabo opened up about his latest work in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying the billboard is in reference to Waters’ divisive words at a Los Angeles rally over the summer where she told people to make President Donald Trump and his cabinet members feel “not welcome.”
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said. “You push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Many conservatives have responded well to Sabo’s new humorous work on Twitter.
“Genius from Sabo!” wrote “Gosnell” director and “Justified” actor Nick Searcy in reaction to the billboard.
Genius from Sabo! https://t.co/wAmz9U1Q6Y
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) October 19, 2018
Check out more reactions below:
@thebestcloser Street artist Sabo strikes the Left again, this time targeting everyone's favorite auntie: Maxine Waters, whom he's graciously given a starring role in one of the longest running franchises, "Halloween." pic.twitter.com/gMNZkbHPPW
— Moon (@bstaps05) October 19, 2018
— Nathan (@Wisekingsayswht) October 19, 2018
Sabo has earned another donation.
— Tek Roo (@Tek_Roo) October 19, 2018
The actual new “Halloween” movie is being projected to earn a stunning $70 million or more this weekend, which would make it the highest grossing film in the long-running franchise.
The “Halloween” franchise began in 1978 with the original “Halloween,” which was directed by John Carpenter. The film was made on a small budget of $320,000, but it earned a whopping $47 million at the domestic box office.
After seven subpar sequels, rockstar and director Rob Zombie rebooted the Michael Myers-lead series with two films in 2007 and 2009 — the 2007 version stands as the highest grossing in the franchise with $58.3 million domestically, but the new sequel will likely end that run.
The new “Halloween” is a direct sequel to the original film — ignoring all followups — and is directed by David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Stronger”). Original director John Carpenter also returned to executive produce, and help put together the musical score.
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