Banksy Highlights Steve Jobs Syrian Roots In One Of Europe’s Most Overcrowded Migrant Camps

1364029341734by Luke Miller Truth Theory

Street artist Banksy has taken a stand against the current refugee crisis with a new series placed in one of Europe’s most overcrowded migrant camps.

The new collection was placed in the camp known as The Jungle in Calais, with one of the pieces showing Steve Jobs as a refugee, holding a backpack and an old Mac computer. The mural was designed to emphasize Steve Jobs’ ancestry as the son of a Syrian migrant.

Banksy made a statement saying- “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,” and added “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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This image was also sprayed on a wall in Calais and features a large group of migrants on a shoddy raft flagging down a cruise ship, with the caption “We’re not all in the same boat.” 

According to ABC News Calais’ city government announced plans to encase and preserve the pieces.

Banksy has been known in the past to advocate for refugees, earlier this year, the materials he used to build the satirical amusement park, Dismaland, where sold to help build shelters for refugees. 

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