Someone took this racist graffiti and made something positive out of it and people love it
Someone called Chris Walker spotted some racist graffiti in his neck of the woods and thought he’d do something about it.
And this is what he did.
— Chris Walker (@doodlebank) November 28, 2018
Chris’s handiwork went viral and here are just a few of the responses it generated.
Beautiful example of disrupt and rebuild. https://t.co/48usSihjA3
— Marama Davidson MP (@MaramaDavidson) November 29, 2018
— Memrise (@memrise) November 29, 2018
This is great. Someone turned some racist graffiti in Walthamstow into something a lot more welcoming. pic.twitter.com/08CVAUjqta
— Ellie Levenson (@EllieLevenson) November 29, 2018
The remix is better than the original. https://t.co/WzERoYgKEO
— Tommy Palmer (@tommypalm) November 29, 2018
This is amazing, this man is a modern day hero. https://t.co/9J4I29DCIx
— jess 🙂 (@jesspIease) November 30, 2018
Chris decided to do something about it after someone tweeted the graffiti which has been appearing around Walthamstow (hence the reference to the constituency’s local MP, Stella Creasy).
In response to nasty racist "SPEAK ENGLISH" graffiti popping up around #Walthamstow, Queens Boundary Community's hosting an event this Sunday to show solidarity & unity against racism plus an opportunity to strengthen friendships between neighbours of all cultures (contd) pic.twitter.com/t9a7ZcHFQU
— TallulahTangle (@TallulahTangle) November 28, 2018
And people shared other examples of times graffiti was turned on its head.
My favorite from Dublin a couple of years ago. pic.twitter.com/lCyerKN3US
— Procrastinor general (@FunkassfrankO) November 29, 2018
— John MacPherson (@JohnWMacPherson) November 29, 2018
Except someone pointed this out.
I think it is spelt punjabi. Good effort though
— Genius John (@geniusjohnc) November 29, 2018
Sorry for the typo! Blame the Waltham Forest website! pic.twitter.com/i8ZzCCWu6f
— Chris Walker (@doodlebank) November 29, 2018
Just in case you were wondering …
*with Photoshop https://t.co/uACU9juztz
— John Rain☃️ (@MrKenShabby) November 29, 2018
To conclude …
This is the best thing ever. ❤️
— Greavsie (@GreavsieE17) November 29, 2018