Street Artist Sabo Blasts Lena Dunham, Bill Clinton in Fake Rolling Stone Covers
The controversial artist papered L.A. early Monday with posters featuring a photo of Dunham and the headline "Rape Fantasies and Why We Perpetuate Them"
Los Angeles' most controversial street artist, Sabo, has struck again — this time papering the Westside early Monday with posters depicting a fake Rolling Stone cover featuring a Leah Dunham photo and the headline "Rape Fantasies and Why We Perpetuate Them."
The poster also includes headlines that dig at Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby and Rolling Stone magazine, which recently retracted a gang-rape account at a University of Virginia fraternity house.
In an email, Sabo told The Hollywood Reporter: "Remember (Dunham) accused a Republican of raping her in college, and that story is falling apart. Then you have the politics of Hollywood with her, Cosby, the Rolling Stone article that is being detracted. Last but not least, our beloved Bubba Clinton's blast from the past and the double standard of why Rolling Stone didn't run with his rape allegations but they ran with the UVA false story."
The Westside artist has risen to fame recently because of his political street art, which includes posters of Gwyneth Paltrow with the headline "Obama Drone," huge banners depicting Wizard of Oz flying monkeys holding "Hillary 2016" signs and posters of Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis lampooned as "Abortion Barbie."
A former U.S. Marine, Sabo has recently been scrutinized by the Secret Service for a series of tweets that appeared to threaten President Barack Obama. (His video of his encounter with two Secret Service agents at his apartment has received more than 200,000 views on YouTube.)
In addition to posting banners on utility boxes on the Westside, Sabo placed smaller versions of the spoofed Rolling Stone covers among magazines at various Los Angeles newsstands.