Banksy is a world famous artist who is best known for his controversial graffiti work. Pretty much all of his work sends a strong message, mostly one that speaks out against the corporate machine. Speaking of the corporate machine, The Simpsons have often poked fun at the Fox corporation, despite the fact that Fox broadcasts The Simpsons. Fox puts up with this mostly good natured ribbing, but it just got a lot more intense.
The thing is, Banksy usually sends a darker message than The Simpsons. It is no surprise that having Banksy create the opening sequence for the episode MoneyBART resulted in a somewhat controversial product. The tone of the famous couch gag wasn’t as lighthearted as most of us are used to, devolving into images of a sweatshop producing Simpsons DVDs and merchandise. Some think that this isn’t the proper message for a show run by a large corporation like Fox to be sending, especially not when kids often view the program. Others say to chill out because it is just a cartoon. Watch Banksy’s controversial Simpson’s opening and decide where you stand on this hot issue.