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"Controversial" billboards target Oscars

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A street artist is taking on the Oscars through billboards inspired by one of the highly nominated movies.

The movie "Three Billboards" is one of biggest front runners for the awards ceremony happening this weekend and now the city of Los Angeles has three billboards of its own that are getting attention.

Much like the billboards looked like in the film, these come with different messages. The first reads, "And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to...", with the second reading, "We all knew and still no arrests." The third urges those on stage for the Oscars to speak out, "Name names on stage or shut the hell up".

A street artists, known as Sabo, is taking credit for hijacking the billboards overnight with the messages. He said it's meant to criticize those that allegedly enabled sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

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