As word of a possible 2020 presidential bid by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hits the streets, so does some savage street art by Los Angeles-based political street artist Sabo of UnsavoryAgents.com.
Zuckerberg has been hiring multiple Democrat Party operatives, adding credence to the theory that he is indeed aspiring to be the next leader of the free world. As Politico reported:
“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have hired Democratic pollster Joel Benenson, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama and the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, as a consultant, according to a person familiar with the hire.
Benenson’s company, Benenson Strategy Group, will be conducting research for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the couple’s philanthropy. The organization — whose mission statement, according to its website, is ‘advancing human potential and promoting equality’ — is endowed with the couple’s Facebook fortune.
Zuckerberg and Chan have vowed to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $45 billion, to charity. Bringing on Benenson is the latest sign that they’re pushing their philanthropic work more heavily into the political and policy world.
In January, the couple hired David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama’s 2008 presidential run, as president of policy and advocacy. Plouffe had previously worked at Uber. Ken Mehlman, who ran President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, also sits on the board.
And earlier this year, the couple also brought on Amy Dudley, a former communications adviser to Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine.”
The street art by Sabo is a direct punch at Zuckerberg’s political aspirations. The signs boldly state “F*ck Zuck 2020” in capital letters, with a middle finger version of Facebook’s blue-cuffed hand in place of the “u” in Fuck.
The Pasadena art was posted on Facebook and shows the posters in various locations, including on top of traffic lights.
All in all, it’s safe to assume any political ventures by Zuckerberg would be poorly received by a significant portion of the population.