‘Homeland’ Graffiti Insults the Show
It was an inside job. Graffiti artists employed to create authentic street slogans in Arabic for a recent episode say they were told to be apolitical but realized the show’s producers weren’t paying attention to their words. To protest what they see as “highly biased” depictions of the Middle East, they scrawled messages like “Homeland is racist” on the set. Showrunner Alex Gansa wishes he’d caught the gaffe earlier but says he admires the “act of artistic sabotage.” There’s no word yet on whether the messages will be digitally altered for future broadcasts.