- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Los Angeles commuters on their way to work Thursday morning were greeting with an unexpected surprise: a giant billboard altered to draw attention to Sen. Al Franken’s sex scandal.

The California street artist known as Sabo has skewered Hollywood celebrities and liberal politicians for years, but he usually sticks to poster-sized pieces that blanket bus stops and areas of high foot traffic. His latest political commentary involving a billboard for the upcoming film “The Greatest Showman” considerably upped the size and scope of his efforts. 

“This hit cost me about a $1,000 out of pocket,” he wrote tweeted Thursday morning. “I obviously can’t crowd fund these projects so donations via [my main] site at http://www.unsavoryagents.com are much appreciated.”

The billboard, which immediately captured the attention of The Hollywood Reporter, shows Mr. Franken in a lecherous pose next to a circus performer for actor Hugh Jackman’s movie about P.T. Barnum’s rise to fame.

20th Century Fox wasn’t available for comment on the piece, THR reported.

Mr. Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, has issued carefully worded apologies this month since radio host Leann Tweeden and four other women accused him of groping their breasts or buttocks over the years.

“I know that I am going to have to be much more conscious when in these circumstances, much more careful, much more sensitive and that this will not happen again going forward,” Mr. Franken told reporters Monday. “I know there are no magic words that I can say to regain your trust and I know that’s going to take time. I‘m ready to start that process and it starts with going back to work today.”

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