Banksy in Clacton. Racist pigeons.


WHEN THE UBIQUITOUSLY absent graffiti artist Banksy left one of his statements on the wall of a building in Clacton-on-Sea the other day I don’t suppose he was expecting the local council to scrub it off — because someone complained that it was racist.

The work depicts a group of pigeons holding banners saying “Migrants Not Welcome,” “Go Back To Africa,” and “Keep Off Our Worms” to a suitably lonely but colourful swallow. It’s not clear from the council’s statement whether the complainant was someone suffering from an irony deficiency who took the picture at face value or whether it was a local citizen sick of being branded racist by the liberal establishment and portrayed as a dull and ugly pigeon…

Source: The Fortnightly Review.

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