New York City has been put under an 8 p.m. curfew this week as the government tries to quell the many protests that have been taking place in the wake of the death of George Floyd, creating what Manhattan resident Meghan McCain has (falsely) called a “war zone.”
As a part of this effort, an electronic billboard in Columbus Circle now features messages from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warning people against looting and announcing a curfew.
It’s quite creepy and more than a little Hunger Games-ish.
New York’s current dystopia includes an electronic billboard above Columbus Circle flashing fake Cuomo tweets like “DO NOT BE A CRIMINAL!” and “LOOTING INSULTS GEORGE FLOYD’S MEMORY” pic.twitter.com/Il1tdBb1w3
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) June 2, 2020
Many have compared the billboard to Blade Runner and it has now gone on to inspired mumerous people to create memes involving other dystopian films.
"A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies, a chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure." pic.twitter.com/WQOjVuJ2CZ— Magnapinna (@JP_Stich) June 3, 2020
this is some Megacity One bullshit— friendly local fallen angel 💕 (@cali_keftiu) June 3, 2020
Yes! I can't wait to drive a new 6000SUX!!— Hanover Fiste (@chekaschmecka) June 3, 2020
Welcome to City 17.— Baron Von Hamburger (@BobSchtinkwater) June 2, 2020
Probably a bit cheaper than these things. pic.twitter.com/8QBDYMssE1— FrankEinstein (@JLFrank8) June 3, 2020
Half Life 2 flashbacks— Lyle Scout (@fartyowls1) June 2, 2020