With racial tensions always running on high in NYC, particularly gentrifying to the point of no return places like Bushwick, it’s to be expected that angered invectives in the form of graffiti would make pervasive appearances throughout the neighborhood.
Shockingly, one of the more scathing ones to be added to the sidewalk near Moore Street of late was the phrase “Fuck Ur Privilege” in a carefully written cursive script. If this wasn’t indication enough that the person responsible was a corporate-employed white girl, then surely its location near the highly expensive (but crack-like) pizza juggernaut Roberta’s was.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that none other than Bonnie Mae Jones, a 25-year-old who works for kate spade new york, was the culprit behind the vituperative sentiment. When asked by police why she, a woman with nothing but privilege, would do such a thing, she replied, “I don’t know. Hating gentrification is, like, the chic thing right now.” With Bonnie Mae off the streets for the moment, maybe Bushwick will go just one more day without an ethnically-charged spray painted insult.
Written by Genna Rivieccio