NME Festival blog: Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga targeted by controversial street artist in run-up to the Grammys
Right wing artist Sabo is protesting about misogyny in the music industry.
There are two posters – one of Cyrus and one of Gaga – which feature (previously published) nude images of the singers, taken by controversial photographer Terry Richardson.
At first look, they appear to be adverts for the 2018 Grammy Awards, which are taking place tomorrow night (January 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
However, a closer inspection reveals them to be a protest from the artist, with the text ‘Long live music’ and ‘#WeAllKnew’ – in reference to those who kept quiet about sexual assault allegations in the media.
The posters – which were put in places where they’re hard to take down, like behind locked glass cases at bus stops – can be viewed over at The Hollywood Reporter.
Speaking to the site, Sabo said he’s targeting the music industry because of the ‘misogynistic lyrics’ it exposes youngsters to: “How can anyone be upset with me putting these up when no one seems upset about what the music industry pushes to our kids?”
Sabo was responsible for the ‘She knew’ Meryl Streep posters, that were plastered over Los Angeles in December 2017, in response to allegations that the actress kept quiet about disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.
Yesterday it was revealed that musicians at the Grammys would be wearing white roses at the awards, to support the #TimesUp movement.
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