The charitable foundations of Leonardo DiCaprio and Hillary Clinton are lampooned as money-laundering enterprises in a new poster hung early Monday in a historic portion of Los Angeles by conservative street artist Sabo, known for creating fake outdoor advertisements that skewer Hollywood liberals.
DiCaprio had been set to host a $33,400-per-plate fundraising event Tuesday for the Democratic presidential candidate at his Hollywood Hills home, but he abruptly canceled over the weekend citing a scheduling conflict (the event will now be held at the nearby residence of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel).
DiCaprio, 41, has been linked in the media to a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scandal involving a wealth fund called 1MDB, and a U.S. Department of Justice complaint suggests the actor’s charitable organization may have benefited financially from figures at the center of the scandal.
The Clinton Foundation, meanwhile, has been under scrutiny for donations provided to it by overseas figures. Bill Clinton said recently that the foundation would not accept international money if Hillary is elected president.
Sabo told The Hollywood Reporter he tried hanging his newest creation near DiCaprio’s home, but security personnel stopped him. Instead, he hung the poster on Sunset Boulevard across the street from ArcLight Cinemas (see below).
The artwork features the heads of both DiCaprio and Clinton spinning in stacked clothes dryers with $100 bills swirling around them. “The Clinton Crime Family: Laundering Money Since 1997,” says one part of the washing machine. Another bit references former Clinton challenger Bernie Sanders and reads: “Bernie sold out for a lake house!!!”
A rep for DiCaprio did not respond to a request for comment.
Sabo’s DiCaprio-Clinton street art on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.