A series of bus ads and lawn signs popped up over the weekend in some of the ritzy neighborhoods of West LA and Beverly Hills. Featuring the Sotheby’s Realty logo, along with pictures of Donald Trump and such celebrities as Lena Dunham, Samuel L. Jackson, and Cher, they are apparently meant to ridicule A-listers who have promised to leave the country if Trump is successful in his bid for the presidency.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the mock advertisements are the work of conservative street artist (yes, that’s a thing) Sabo. They feature Trump in the role of a realtor arranging the sale of each celebrity’s property in light of their potentially imminent moves. For more information, viewers are encouraged to check out the website GTFOOH.today, which stands for “get the f**k out of here today,” as the site makes clear.
WHY HAVEN'T ANY OF THESE CELEBRITIES CLAIMED THEY ARE GOING TO MOVE TO MEXICO? pic.twitter.com/8XVF2UzTlE— unsavoryagents (@unsavoryagents) November 7, 2016
“Half of Hollywood is moving to Canada if Trump is elected. Sabo tells the Reporter. “Not much of a threat when you consider so much of the movie industry has already made their exodus in that direction due to the socialistic mess they've made of California.”
Known for silly artistic statements like, you know, replacing photos of refugees with terrorists, Sabo has for the last few years been steadfastly advancing his conservative agenda in very not-conservative Los Angeles. “My aim as an artist is to be as dirty, ground level, and mean as any Liberal artist out there,” reads something of a manifesto on his website.
Other celebrities targeted by the ads include Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand, Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, and Jon Stewart. The ads were reportedly concentrated in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. Probably not coincidentally, those neighborhoods also house some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors.
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