‘Steve Jobs was the Son of a Syrian Migrant’: Banksy Tackles Refugee Debate

The always provocative graffiti artist Banksy unveiled his latest work scrawled across the walls of Calais, France, in the refugee camp sometimes called, “The Jungle.”

The subject matter: The Syrian refugee debate.

Never one to bite his tongue, or spray can, the guerilla artist displayed his work, in and around the French city. The centerpiece being a portrait of late Apple founder Steve Jobs.

On his website, the portrait is captioned with the statement: “the son of a migrant from Syria.”

  • In a statement to the media by a spokeswoman, Banksy said: “We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable company, it pays over $7 billion a year in taxes — and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.”

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