Sabo, a conservative street artist, swapped a photo of killer Michael Myers and replaced it with the congresswoman.
A billboard advertising the new Halloween movie opening Friday got a bit scarier for Republicans after a street artist swapped out an image of serial killer Michael Myers and replaced it with one of Maxine Waters.
The gigantic billboard at Pico Boulevard in West Hollywood remains intact, only the congresswoman is now holding the sharp butcher knife in her right hand, looking ready to plunge it into an unsuspecting victim. The phrase “#Uncivil Democrats” has also been added.
Blumhouse and Universal are advertising the sequel to the 1978 classic slasher movie of the same title on several billboards in and around Hollywood, though in the dead of night a conservative artist known as Sabo hijacked one of them. Sabo tells The Hollywood Reporter that the text he added to the advertisement is a reference to Waters telling a crowd in June to make things uncomfortable for President Donald Trump and his Cabinet members.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said at a rally in Los Angeles. “You push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Since then, several notable Republicans have been confronted in public places, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, presidential senior adviser Stephen Miller and Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Halloween is expected to do brisk business this weekend, perhaps opening with north of $70 million domestically and setting a record for a movie during the Oct. 31 corridor.
The film, directed by David Gordon Green, has original survivor Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, preparing to defend herself should Myers return after 40 years of incarceration.
Mad Maxine Waters is obsessed with President Trump.
The California Congresswoman went after the president while accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday in Los Angeles.
At one point in the 20-minute speech, she bragged about threatening Trump supporters.
Speaking about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s apology to Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the dozens of people interrupting his confirmation hearing this week, Waters said,
“We don’t ask permission to protest. We protest,” triggering cheers.
“When we understand that we have to make America hear us and see us, and understand that we all have something to say,” she said, before adding she was going to give Feinstein a piece of her mind.
Waters went on to boast about when she urged her supporters to find Trump administration officials and harass them.
“There are those who said we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the President’s Cabinet, and I said if you see them anywhere, if you see them at a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them you’re not welcome here or anywhere,” she said to wild cheers.
“And so, it frightened a lot of people, and of course the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents,” Waters said.
“I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” she said.
Speaking about the Stonewall group, Waters said, “When I compare what you’re doing with what we have in Washington, D.C., in the highest office in the land, I wake up in the middle of the night and all I can think about is I’m gonna get him.
“I’m gonna get him. I’m gonna get him,” she repeated.
“I’m in this fight and I’m not gonna move,” she told the crowd. “And, as you know, there’s a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this.
“They say, ‘Maxine, please don’t say impeachment anymore.’
“And when they say that, I say impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment,” she said to applause.
Waters told the crowd she won’t stop with Trump.
“I had a conversation here today with someone asked, ‘Well, what about Pence? If you are able to impeach, Pence will be worse,’” she recollected.
“Well, I said, ‘Look, one at a time.’
“You knock one down, one at a time,” she said.
“You knock one down, and we’ll be ready for Pence. We’ll get him, too,” she vowed.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 19th, 2018