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ART: Reddit Sleuths Get Graffiti Artist Banned From 20% Of US

Written by on June 25, 2016



Graffiti artist Casey Nocket was caught by users on Reddit and has now been banned from public lands. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“A graffiti artist has been banned from all national parks and other federally administered land – that’s more than 20% of the US – for vandalism after Redditusers tracked her down on social media.

Casey Nocket was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service and a fine for drawing faces in acrylic paint in at least six national parks: Death Valley, Colorado National Monument, Canyonlands, Zion and Crater Lake.

Under each picture she left her tag “Creepytings”, which was also the name of her Tumblr blog and Instagram account.

After Nocket wrote in an Instagram post that she had used acrylic paint – which is very difficult to clean off – another user questioned her about it and she responded: “I know, I’m a bad person.”*

Nocket’s devil-may-care attitude came back to haunt her, however, when outraged Reddit users tracked her down and reported her to the National Parks Service.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/21/graffiti-artist-casey-nocket-reddit-investigation

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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Reader's opinions
  1. Naviz   On   June 25, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I love seeing graffiti on old building (maybe even new), it’s art. But I
    also love nature because it is one of the few places on Earth that have
    been untouched by man. It should be kept that way. The artist should have
    done that somewhere in her city.

  2. Goephuk Yerself   On   June 25, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Been writing graffiti for half my life, and I’m really glad at TYT’s views
    on graffiti. Nature is out of bounds for us writers, and you guys legit
    nailed this. Thanks for doing your research on graffiti culture before
    doing this video to distinguish the difference between what this lady did
    at the national park and what us writers do. You guys are as you said ” the
    shit ” Ahahah

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