With the racial divide in Bushwick becoming evermore prominent thanks to rent price points blocking out most non-whites supported by their parents or jobs afforded to them by an expensive college degree, sources of contention are continuing to run high. The latest? A shower gel created by an employee at Bushwick’s Lush location on Morgan Avenue called “So White.”
Marion Bianco, a 24-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, claimed, “I wasn’t trying to make any sort of racial statement when I created the gel. Honestly, it’s because I used a lot of semen in it and the color came out, well, white.” In spite of this reasoning, many are still highly offended.
“I think there was blatant meaning behind why Bianco called it that, whether conscious or subconscious, and she needs to be fired for her racist actions,” commented Darnell LeRoy, a resident on Himrod Avenue. Lush headquarters has declined to comment on the matter, but, so far, it seems unlikely that Bianco will be given the ax. “So White,” however, has been removed from the shelves.
Written by Genna Rivieccio