Banksy's Simpsons Intro: Exposé or Self-Promotion?

Last night's Simpson's opening credits by well-known British graffiti artist Banksy makes an almost humorlessly bleak statement on the show's production, which is done in Korea. What is confusing is how the show has both reached out to Bansky and greenlit a story that portrays The Simpsons as being manufactured by sweatshops, child labor and even exploits particularly beloved animals real and fictional like pandas and unicorns. Despite the obvious exaggerations, I can't help but wonder what purpose(s) Banksy's credits served: Exposing the dark side of the animation industry? Complete self-promotion on a TV show that reaches millions of untapped viewers for the artist? A testament to The Simpson's unshakable reputation? Or perhaps, like so many artists have done and Banksy has championed, merely to create a dialogue about corporate and creative hypocrisies? Maybe just a "fuck you" to art critics and Simpsons watchers alike?

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One thing we can't argue is that this is the biggest "billboard" Banksy has hit yet, with his name is all over the credits like the monogram on a Louis Vuitton handbag. But with this done through completely legal means, and even drawn by the very "sweatshops" Banksy portrays, has the artist lost his credibility? I'd love to know what the Korean employees who had to draw Simpson-ized versions of themselves (who knows if degraded or accurate) think about all this. How very meta.

To me, art seems to be more about questions raised than questions answered. What do you think the intentions behind Banksy's Simpsons opening credits were?