Before you try to place the blame on Koreans, I have news for you: this store is black owned. While reading a message board, I stumbled along a topic about this fine business establishment located in Brooklyn. For all of my Brooklyn readers (Have you stood up yet?), that’s 206 Utica Avenue to be exact.
When I saw this, I really wanted to believe that this was yet another example of an outside group appropriating the culture and ridiculing blacks by throwing the most insulting of stereotypes in our faces.
Turns out it’s other coloreds employing these stereotypes for marketing purposes. That’s not too bad, is it? I mean, rappers do it all the time.
Maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe I’m missing out on a good deal. The Christmas shopping season does begin next Friday, so I could get scoop up a wig for a friend and a bottle for another. I’m all about budgeting now (poverty will do that to you), so maybe I should get out of my soapbox and go buy some Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Soap.
A deal is a deal, right?