On Sunday, October 10, The Simpsons broadcasted an episode with opening credits drawn by the elusive British artist Banksy. The sequence took place in the form of a “couch gag,” and darkly shows a Fox factory in South Korea, to where much of the show’s animation is outsourced. In the factory, Banksy showed a wide array of both human and animal abuse, including cats being turned into stuffing for Bart Simpson dolls, fish heads being used to seal packages, a panda bear hauling loads, and a unicorn being used to punch holes in DVDs. The controversial scene is drawing discussion of the impact of outsourcing on both the environment and humanity.
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