If there were an award for political crying, Jimmy Kimmel would take the prize easily. At this point, the late night host’s tears have bested the classic Crying Indian from the 1971 Keep America Beautiful Campaign.
Whether it’s for Obamacare or gun control, Kimmel has no qualms about letting the tears roll in support of his pet political causes.
Sabo is a street artist who breaks the mold of the typical die-hard leftist painter. On his website, Unsavory Agents, Sabo argues Republicans have for far too long allowed liberals to lie about what they really stand for.
“Bush the Younger was elected President and the claws came out in Hollywood. I lost my friends along with a great deal of peace. It was not a good time to be a Republican in Hollywood. There was no place I could go where I wasn’t punched in the face by some sort of art defining who I was for being a Republican. Evil, Bigotted, Homophobic, Out of Touch, Rich, Greedy, on and on. And then I snapped. Why was the Left allowed to define me and where are the dissenting voices from the Right setting the record straight? Creatively speaking, no one. …
“My aim as an artist is to be as dirty, ground level, and mean as any Liberal artist out there, more so if I can. Use their tactics, their methods, appeal to their audience, the young, urban , street urchins with a message they never hear in a style they own.”
Sabo has previously lampooned such left-wing darlings as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
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His latest target? Jimmy Kimmel and his tear-filled political pleas. Sabo filled West Hollywood with ads for a fictional program titled The Jimmy Kimmel Estrogen Hour.
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The best comedy is based on truth, and there’s no denying Kimmel has become an estrogen-filled caricature.
The late-night host isn’t pleased. Kimmel sent Hollywood Reporter a photo of himself holding up a middle finger (presumably to Sabo) while sitting on a bench decorated with a Jimmy Kimmel Estrogen Hour ad. He then encouraged his fans to donate money to the anti-NRA organization Everytown for Gun Safety.
Sabo took pride in Kimmel’s one fingered salute:
But try as he might to hate it, Kimmel is probably chuckling inside. Being a comic himself, he has to admit Sabo’s artwork is supremely funny.