Banksy: One World Trade Center’s Design Proves the Terrorists Won

In a rejected New York Times op-ed, the graffiti artist took shots at Canada and One World Trade Center.

“That building is a disaster,” he writes. “Well no, disasters are interesting. One World Trade centre is a non-event. It’s vanilla. It looks like something they would build in Canada.”

If his architecture critique stuck to Canada-bashing, The Times might have been willing to risk receiving a handful of angry letters, but the piece also contains the line, “It would be easy to view One World Trade Centre as a betrayal of everyone who lost their lives on September 11th, because it so clearly proclaims the terrorists won.”

Banksy posted similar thoughts on his personal website over the weekend after being told “no thanks” by the Times.

His comments should go over pretty well. Can’t imagine people will have any issues with that take.

Banksy must also hate this GIF. 

[H/T: New York Magazine]