He tried to redeem himself after his painting accidentally had a homeless man evicted from his squat.
Banksy painted a water tank in Los Angeles with the words, "This looks a bit like an elephant." A man named Tachowa Covington had been living in this water tank for seven years before Banksy painted it. With so much attention from Banksy fans suddenly on his water tank shelter, art collectors bought the water tank, evicting Covington from his squat and leaving him homeless. To right his wrong, Banksy gave the man enough money to live for a year. Covington told The Independent, "There ain't no better man than Banksy...He was an angel to me. He helped me more than anybody helped me in my life."