Banksy gets it badly wrong

The good news is that British muralist Banksy pays tribute and draws attention to Kurdish artist/activist Zehra Dogan who was sentenced to 3 years in prison for a single painting that re-imagined Turkish destruction wrought in Kurdish cities.

In the process, Banksy achieves what the Turkish state failed to do: he makes Dogan a Turk and thus grievously wounds her and every person in Turkish jails for their pro-Kurdish rights political activism. And that is the awful news.

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Banksy makes Kurdish artist Zehra Dogan a Turk.

Now every newspaper from here to Timbuktu reporting on this new mural in New York City mentions Zehra Dogan’s Turkishness, all because Banksy committed a serious factual error.

His fans have pointed out this mistake repeatedly on his Instagram page, but he has not bothered to issue a correction. It now becomes incumbent on a pro-Kurdish activist to correct his politically offensive error by doting the facts on the mural.

Zehra Dogan’s painting and the news photo it re-imagined. Dogan was sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for her art.