Street artist Sabo, whose work exposing the hypocrisy of Hollywood celebrities on the sexual harassment issue is garnering worldwide headlines, has some strong words for this Sunday’s Academy Awards host.
“Jimmy Kimmel is Adam Carolla’s backwash,” Sabo told Big League Politics, referring to the ABC late-night host who is emceeing the Oscars. Kimmel previously worked on the Man Show with Adam Carolla, who has become a prominent right-of-center social commentator.
“I don’t even know how he has the job or why people tune in to him. But I guess they mostly don’t tune in anymore,” Sabo says of Kimmel, an also-ran competitor in the late night game who manages about half a point in the 18-to-49 demo.
Kimmel this week was called “America’s conscience” by the Washington Post, and The Atlantic bent over backwards to condone his past sexist humor in a piece entitled “Forgiving Jimmy Kimmel.” The broadcaster boosted his profile with a series of emotional monologues bashing President Trump over health care and other policy issues, endearing him to the Resistance movement that mostly did not care about his work one way or another during his first fifteen years on the ABC airwaves.
Sabo is not having it. The artist and member of the Proud Boys explained to Big League Politics how he personally torments Kimmel by placing anti-Kimmel art installations on the host’s daily commute route where Kimmel is sure to see them.
Here, Sabo placed a sign at the exact point where Kimmel made an illegal left turn:
Sabo has erected numerous other anti-Kimmel installations on the comedian’s commute, including this one:
“After I started doing this to him, he just doubled down. He started crying even more,” Sabo told BLP.
“He had the decency to sit down on a bench with one of my signs on it and give me the middle finger.”
“He is one of them. He is just another person trying to use his platform to affect policy…It’s not just Hollywood. It’s also Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.”
Asked if Hollywood has any moral authority at this point to address the sexual harassment issue in the wake of revelations against Harvey Weinstein and numerous other power brokers, Sabo succintly replied, “Hell no.”
Sabo is mostly a man of mystery. He came from the startup culture and had art training but maintains that “I’m the last person in the world who should be an artist.”
His work exposing Hollywood hypocrisy has truly vaulted him to a new level of influence. Here is a billboard that Sabo installed in Los Angeles:
One of his other billboards is even more bracing.
Asked what his next project will be, Sabo was tight-lipped.
“It should be a busy month.”