Popular artist Banksy has created a series of stencils on the London Underground that act as commentary on masks. In the drawings, Banksy created rats that are holding or interacting with surgical masks, a nod to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Banksy posted a video to his Instagram profile that shows him entering the Tube and drawing rats with the masks used as parachutes or hand sanitizer. The London Transport authority confirmed that it had removed the art for violating graffiti policies.
While many states in America have adopted mask policies, the UK is currently debating whether masks will become compulsory. Face coverings are required on public transport in England. Banksy’s post included a caption, “If you don’t mask-you don’t get it.” The video showed the artist painting a rat struggling to get a mask on and one rat sneezing.
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