Sure, Bansky’s piece is racist. It is racist because it stirs shit up. Shit that no one wants to deal with. So, politics have to react to protect the status quo and it’s not because they can’t see that Banksy is talking about society, it’s because they don’t want a banner on their walls to stir shit up. So, yeah, Banksy is racist, let’s go with that.
Nigel Brown, communications manager for Tendring district council, said it had received a complaint on Tuesday that “offensive and racist remarks” had been painted on a seafront building.
“The site was inspected by staff who agreed that it could be seen as offensive and it was removed this morning in line with our policy to remove this type of material within 48 hours,” he said.
“We would obviously welcome an appropriate Banksy original on any of our seafronts and would be delighted if he returned in the future.”