Conspiracy theorists have truly had a banner year in 2020 with all the nonsense and tragedy we’ve been surrounded by incessantly, but the latest theory is really one for the books – Art Attack‘s Neil Buchanan is Banksy. Give me strength.
As reported by NME, the rumour gained some traction after Twitter user @ScouseMan_ brought it to the public’s attention earlier this week.
“Just heard that it’s rumoured Neil Buchanan is Banksy,” the tweet reads.
“If true, it’s the funniest shit ever. Aintree’s finest. He’s a musician and art has followed in the cities of shows he’s done allegedly. This is straight in the believe without question category.”
The rumour managed to get as far as Buchanan himself, after he and his team were apparently swamped my queries asking to see if they were true – as if that alone would solve one of modern pop culture’s greatest mysteries.
But Buchanan’s team, via his official website, have put a firm stop to the rumours in a brief note titled ‘Neil Buchanan is NOT Banksy.’ Touché.
“We have been inundated with enquiries over the weekend regarding the current social media story,” the note reads.
“Unfortunately this website does not have the infrastructure to answer all these enquiries individually, however we can confirm that there is no truth in the rumour whatsoever. Neil spent Lockdown with vulnerable members of his family and is now preparing to launch his new art collection in 2021.”
Sounds like something Banksy would say, doesn’t it?