Tweeters embrace Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop, while The Academy doesn’t

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Exit Through the Gift Shop

We were all waiting for Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop to take home the Academy Award last night, but no other site or forum was more on edge than Twitter.

The biggest mystery to the millions of Twitter users wasn’t who will take home best picture, but whether Banksy will show up and reveal himself, something the Academy was dreading to find out.

While Oscars were ever so delicately handed out to schizophrenic ballerinas and kings with speech impediments, everyone on Twitter was anxiously waiting to catch a glimpse of the handsome bloke.

Although Justin Timberlake claimed to be Banksy at the award ceremony, Twitter users had their own theories about who the elusive street artist really is. Sarah Thyre claimed that Banksy was in Natalie Portman’s uterus while others guessed that he may be Charlie Sheen or even the great Oprah. I’m gonna go with the latter.

In the end, it’s sad to say the documentary lost to the Inside Job but that doesn’t change the fact that people are truly enamored and borderline obsessed with this man. His recent stint in Los Angeles had people going crazy and last Sunday even the Simpsons jumped on the Banksy train, yet again, in support of the artist’s Oscar nod.

Will this country’s love affair with this unidentified man ever end or are we all destined to be stuck in this tumultuous relationship for years to come? I don’t really know and that’s okay with me, because I must admit that I fall for the stunts just like everyone else… and it feels so good.

Photo by Flickr user E Von Zita


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