Showtime series Homeland exists on two polar ends of the receptive spectrum. The show virtually swept the Emmy's in 2012, taking home Outstanding Drama, Casting, Writing, and dual awards for its lead actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, and has since nominated again several times over for numerous awards. As well, the series has caught a hefty bulk of criticism since its upswing. Not just in the frequently dismissive post-2012 seasons, but in the show's apparent lack of awareness. The Washington Post even went so far to pen Homeland as "the most bigoted show on television" last year cascading its setting as "A blonde, white Red Riding Hood lost in a forest of faceless Muslim wolves."

Now in its fifth season, the honeymoon swing of its early success seems to be in the distant past. Now, apparently, the derision cannot even escape the actual episodes. During the set production process of the show's latest season, the task of lending "authenticity" to the set of a Syrian refugee camp was given to graffiti artists Heba Amin, Caram Kapp, and Stone. The trio took the opportunity, littering the set with several anti-Homeland messages, including; "This show does not represent the views of the artists," "Homeland is a joke, and it didn’t make us laugh," "Homeland is racist," "There is no Homeland," and the less serious "Homeland is watermelon."

"Set designers were too frantic to pay any attention to us; they were busy constructing a hyper-realistic set that addressed everything from the plastic laundry pins to the frayed edges of outdoor plastic curtains," the trio says. "It looked very Middle Eastern and the summer sun and heat helped heighten that illusion. The content of what was written on the walls, however, was of no concern."

The messages, however, didn't seem to affect showrunner Alex Gansa much, according to Deadline. "We wish we’d caught these images before they made it to air," Gansa noted. "However, as Homeland always strives to be subversive in its own right and a stimulus for conversation, we can't help but admire this act of artistic sabotage."

Homeland is currently in its fifth season, airing 9 p.m. EST on Showtime Sunday nights.