LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A political homage to the Oscar-nominated “Three Billboards” has popped up in Los Angeles just days before the Academy Awards.
Three actual billboards near Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue were unveiled overnight Tuesday, draped in a red covering with messages aimed at the “#MeToo” movement, including “We all knew and still no arrests.”
Two other huge signs placed nearby read, “Name names on stage or shut the hell up!” and “And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…”.
Local street artist Sabo appeared to take credit for the billboards in a tweet Wednesday morning.
Sabo has been linked to similar campaigns in recent months, including a “#SheKnew” campaign calling out actresses Meryl Streep and Rose McGowan during the Harvey Weinstein scandal that rocked the entertainment industry last fall.
Otherwise known as Unsavory Agents, Sabo describes himself as a voice of the right, who he says doesn’t do enough to protect itself against the left.
Brenda Gutierrez, herself a victim of sexual assault and #MeToo organizer, said she hopes the issue is brought up at the upcoming awards show.
“[I’m] kind of glad to see that the conversation is happening,” Gutierrez told CBS2 News. “It’s not dying, and that way, if there’s more people out there that are afraid to speak out, they can see that they’re not alone.”