Is Banksy a Woman? (OF COURSE NOT!)

November 5, 2014 | Bucky Turco

There are lots of theories about the identity of world-renowned street artist Banksy, but the latest one being proposed by The Atlantic’s City Lab is not only the worst ever, but also the dumbest. According to writer Kriston Capps, “Banksy is probably a woman.” His evidence? Nothing that’s even remotely convincing or worth debating, because it’s absolutely wrong, incorrect, and baseless, and a complete fabrication.

That’s the irksome part. When people float rumors about Banksy and present them as something resembling journalism, they do a huge disservice to the public by heaping more misinformation onto a pile that’s already tall enough without an added layer of speculatory bullshit for the sake of pageviews. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)