Comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s propensity to burst into tears while discussing politics has landed him on the radar of the famous Los Angeles street artist Sabo.
The City of Angels woke on Thursday morning to find the visage of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” star plastered on property with messages like “Cry Baby,” “The Jimmy Kimmel Estrogen House,” and “Man Boobs and Estrogen.” The artistic shot across the bow comes after multiple broadcasts in which the star attacked Republicans over issues like gun control and health care reform.
One piece, which features Mr. Kimmel as Johnny Depp in the 1990 film “Cry-Baby,” was put on sale on the artist’s website.
“I was not going to make this poster available because they are rough,” he wrote Thursday. “I don’t expect to sell many. I rushed to get these out on the street to punch Kimmel in the face while the punching was good. I hope you are one of few who have one of these hanging in your Hollywood office.”
Websites like The Hollywood Reporter noticed Sabo’s work early Thursday and posted images taken near Mr. Kimmel’s Hollywood residence.
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“We allow Jimmy Kimmel into our homes because at one point we considered him to be entertaining,” the artist said, THR reported. “Now he’s nothing more than a talking head for the Democrat party.”
Conservative pundits excoriated Mr. Kimmel this week after he told millions of fans that lawmakers who disagree with him over gun laws seemingly “don’t care” about homicides perpetrated with firearms.
“Who’s Jimmy Kimmel to decide whether thoughts, your thoughts and your prayers, are insufficient?” The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro asked his podcast audience Tuesday. “So, your thoughts and prayers are only sufficient if you do what Jimmy Kimmel wants you to do? That’s the way this works now? Who died and made him Jesus?”
Both men spoke within the context of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which gunman Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded over 500 others before taking his own life.
Mr. Paddock’s rampage was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Authorities are still trying to determine the motive of his attack.
JIMMY KIMMEL IS A CRYBABY!!! — unsavoryagents (@unsavoryagents) October 5, 2017
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