Banksy on The Simpsons

Artist Banksy draws discussion of animal abuse through opening credits on The Simpsons.


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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