- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 1, 2018

A giant golden statue of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein greeted locals along Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday in the lead up to the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday.

A street artist known as Plastic Jesus has added to the troll-fest of Hollywood prior to its biggest night of the year. “Casting Couch” follows conservative street artist Sabo’s contributions earlier in the week: three billboards saying, “And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…”; “We all knew and still no arrests” and “Name names on stage or shut the hell up!”

Sabo’s piece was inspired by “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which was nominated for seven Oscars, including best film, best script and three acting nominations.

“Plastic Jesus is not about revolution, he is not a anarchist but would like to see some changes around the place,” a bio on the artist’s website reads. “His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society.”

Some of those dark corners include allegations of sexual misconduct in Tinseltown, which served as the catalyst for the #MeToo movement.

Mr. Weinstein was forced to step down from the company he co-founded in Oct. 2017 after an exposé by The New York Times detailed a slew of sexual misconduct claims against him spanning decades.

The newspaper’s work prompted women in the entertainment industry and in media to come forward with their own personal stories.

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