Renowned street artist Banksy has never been one to shy away from his political opinions. To showcase his latest standpoint on refugees, he has painted a new picture of the late Steve Jobs — who was the son of a Syrian migrant — on a wall located in a refugee camp in Calais, France. The artwork highlights Jobs holding a computer and a black bag.
“We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources,” says Banksy. “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.”
The conditions in the refugee camp in Calais are widely regarded as “diabolical” and a “humanitarian emergency.” Banksy hopes that his artwork will not only make people aware of such atrocities in similar areas, but also shed light on the controversial issues surrounding refugees.
Also, don’t miss out on a very rare look inside Banksy’s now-closed Dismaland.