The street artist who created the posters of Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep, suggesting she knew about his sexual misconduct, has come forward and identified himself.
The right-wing “guerrilla artist,” who goes by the name of Sabo, told The Guardian that he designed the posters as a form of revenge against the 68-year-old actress for her repeated attacks against President Trump. (RELATED: Artist Trolls Meryl Streep On Weinstein With ‘She Knew’ Street Art)
The posters, which show Streep with a red stripe across her face with the words “she knew” written across it, started popping up around Los Angeles earlier this week. The former Marine and well-known street artist revealed on Thursday that he and two others collaborated to create the posters as a shot at Streep.
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The artist, who has done work featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others on the left said that the posters were in response to Streep’s new movie, “The Post,” which Sabo believes is being used to bash Trump.
“She’s swiping at us so we’re swiping back,” the 49-year-old artist told The Guardian. Sabo also said he doesn’t know whether Streep actually knew of the sexual misconduct Weinstein is being accused of, but he’s pretty sure she knew something was going on and could have enabled the now-disgraced movie producer.
“I wasn’t sitting in a room with her. I can’t say 100%. But I’d say anyone in the (film) industry had a pretty good idea,” he said. “I think she knew. Maybe she was providing Weinstein with the fresh meat.”
“The Post” presents the story of The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Many consider the Steven Spielberg-directed film as a shot against the president who has been relentlessly critical of the media during his time in politics.