Posters appeared Wednesday morning in the Los Angeles beach communities known as the “South Bay” that featured images of Ed Begley Jr. and Robert Kennedy Jr. dressed in traditional Saudi headdress.
The posters read “Saudi Approved” with Arabic writing in the background. Begley’s poster reads “I love Arab Oil” and Kennedy’s reads “Hello Ladies”.
Begley and Kennedy are scheduled to speak in an anti-drilling event, sponsored by Heal the Bay, Thursday evening.
The artists were quoted in the Hollywood Reporter:
We’re fed up with the environmental narrative that sounds good, but is ultimately dangerous and backwards, Characters like Begley and Kennedy claim the moral high ground without anyone questioning the damage that their politics cause to real people in the real world.
And Begley responded:
How desperate must they be to portray someone who has used precious little oil since 1970 as being pro-Saudi oil… As for ‘Saudi Approved,’ I don’t think there’s a Saudi living who even knows who I am.
GotNews tracked down the artists got this response (and more photos):
In regard to Begley’s comment: his actions are a gift to the Saudi’s whether they know him or not. The direct result of knuckleheads like Begley and Kennedy is an America that is dependant on foreign energy. The reality is that these “junior” ideas directly empower countries that support terrorism, and any military adventures that are required to secure foreign energy. The USA has untold wealth in the form of energy, jobs and tax revenue that is being held hostage by the eco-clown-class trying to “save the planet” for transgender vegan whales. As for his claim that no one in Saudi Arabia knows who he is, little children don’t know who Santa Claus really is, either.
Last year, Begley was caught is a sting operation by journalist James O’Keefe where Begley and Mariel Hemmingway met at the Beverly Hills Hotel with an undercover actor pretending to be a Saudi Sheik named Muhammad, who was promising to fund an anti-fracking film. In the video (below) Begley says “Washington and Hollywood are a lot alike; illustrations, special effects, smoke and mirrors” in describing his anticipated anti-fracking advocacy.
“As long as it looks good to the eye, it doesn’t matter!” said the actor playing Muhammad.
“Exactly! Washington and Hollywood are very similar that way,” Begley replied.
Begley later claimed that he was hard of hearing and did not understand what he was being asked.