Already serving as pied piper to the dickless of Williamsburg with its rainbow bagels, The Bagel Store is now causing mixed reactions (mostly unfavorable) for offering a similarly swirled “Time’s Up” bagel. But rather than the vibrant hues of the rainbow on display, a staid black and white combination takes the usual color scheme’s place. And no, the proceeds are not going to actually benefit the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
If you’re wondering what, if anything, bagels have to do with fending off sexual harassment, well, you’re not the only one. So was Bake Shop, no stranger to controversy itself with all those splosh cakes. But then they got wise to just how easily public consternation can make for profit. Enter their latest creation designed to one up The Bagel Store: the Time’s Up knish.
Once again, Marka Fluide, who outfitted the establishment with genderless gingerbread cookies for the holiday season, is helming this limited edition product as well. “We’re taking our ‘support’ of the movement to way more intricate levels by using a knish to express what it stands for. That means when you stab into the soft center, the cranberry sauce I’ve packed into it will look like the blood that so often comes out of a vagina for various reasons. Paired with pink dye for the exterior dough for a white girl labia effect, we’ll be selling these for $20 and donating no profits to Time’s Up.” Take that, The Bagel Store.
Written by Genna Rivieccio