Posted 14 days ago
After Donald Trump Jr. at the Republican National Convention labeled Joe Biden the "Loch Ness Monster" of the DC swamp, conservatives turned the imagery in their heads into a social media meme. On Thursday, a secretive group took it to the extreme by illegally hijacking a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and turning it into a monstrous anti-Biden hit piece.
The gigantic billboard sits atop the Whisky a Go Go nightclub, and it used to advertise Swamp Thing, the DC Comics television show that airs on the CW network. But working through the night Wednesday, a secret, conservative group of street artists known as "The Faction" dubbed Biden's face over that of the "real" Swamp Thing.
The Faction also altered the words on the billboard so that instead of the original, "Deep water, deep secrets," it now reads, "Joe Biden is…Swamp Thing," and "Hide your kids, hide your wife."
Warner Bros., which controls DC and the CW, declined to comment, though Donald Trump Jr. told Newsweek: "Whoever made this billboard nailed it. Joe Biden spent 47 years in Washington, D. C., enriching his family, exporting the jobs of American workers and selling out our country to the Chinese Communists. There is no bigger 'Swamp Thing' in American history than Joe."
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
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