The theme, the dark side of pop culture consumerism (is there a bright side?), threw in quite a few news memes to take some serious digs at South Korea (in part by lumping it with North Korea) and the rest of East Asia — starving population, forced labor, child labor, animal cruelty, abuse of endangered species, and wanton dolphin slaughter), all while taking a dig at Evil Fox.
timely). Of course, any fan of early episodes of The Simpsons knows that this is not the first time the show has poked fun at South Korea's cartoon industry (or Fox itself, for that matter).
Recall a certain Season 4 episode (circa
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Sure, this Banksy character is putting his own ignorance on display by conflating South Korea (where The Simpsons is drawn) with North Korea, China, Japan, and whatever country it is where unicorns come from (Nepal?), but no matter. The reproduction and amplification of such ignorance, after all, is one of the functions of mass pop culture consumerism that Banksy mocks, so I guess that ...
Whoa. I nearly made my head explode.
The Marmot doesn't care much for Banksy's facile logic (and makes a pretty good case here that Banksy is an ignoramus).