An advertisement for the new movie “Halloween” was hijacked by a right-wing artist who replaced the violent character of Michael Myers with an image of Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
The West Hollywood billboard was given a makeover by street artist Sabo, who told the Hollywood Reporter that he wanted to send “uncivil Democrats” a message. He placed a maniacal-looking image of the Democratic representative of where the “Halloween” serial killer was supposed to be and altered it to where Waters was wielding a knife in her hand and wearing Myers’ jumpsuit.
The artist added the hashtag “uncivil democrats” to the billboard in front of a sign stating “unite.” Sabo took credit for the ad transformation and said the attack on Congresswoman Waters, who represents California’s 43rd Congressional District, stemmed from comments she made in June, calling for a crowd to confront members of President Trump’s administration.
“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 during a Los Angeles rally about immigrant detainees being separated from their children. “You push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Following the Congresswoman’s comments, a few Republicans were cornered in public places, including White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who was refused service at a restaurant in Virginia, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, and more.
Waters and the president have traded jabs over the course of Trump’s presidency. The 80-year-old 14-term congresswoman remains consistent target of insults from Trump at rallies and on Twitter, where he has repeatedly tweeted that Waters has a “low IQ.” Waters in her turn has referred to Trump as a “liar and conman.”