Los Angeles Street Artists Welcome President Obama to California

Photo via Truth Revolt
Photo via Truth Revolt

According to a report by truthrevolt.org yesterday, President Obama faced street art which was critical of him upon his arrival in Los Angeles for a fundraiser:

As President Obama arrives in Los Angeles for his $32,000 per plate fundraiser at the home of Shonda Rhimes this week, a local street artist is pointing out the irony of the producer of the hit TV show Scandal, a show about a Washington public relations firm that specializes in managing political scandals, hosting the producer of such actual scandals as the cover-up surrounding the Benghazi attack, the lost hard-drives of IRS officials targeting conservatives, and the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.

Posters designed by the street artist went up all around Hollywood Monday evening. The posters mimic the Scandal logo, the posters read “Scandals” and include a quote from Rhimes’s infamous commencement speech at Dartmouth in which she advised graduates “Don’t be an a******.” Rhimes added a hashtag to the quote, referencing another part of her speech where she criticized the first lady’s social media movements such as #SaveOurGirls, calling them “faux-activism.”

This is not the first incident of Los Angeles street artist “speaking truth-to-power.” Truth Revolt gives several other examples, including one which occurred on April 15th, when inflatable death stars were seen in front of the Westwood Federal Building as well as the IRS headquarters located in downtown Los Angeles. These death stars were supposed to represent the public sentiment for the IRS of late as the IRS has recently been immersed in various scandals.

Follow Katherine Zehnder on Twitter at @KathZeh





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