JUNE 27, 2018
2 FRiCKiN' CENTS: BUSY BODIES PERMIT PATTY AND BBQ BECKY
usy bodies have been with us since the dawn of time, I'm sure, but only recently are they getting called out for their behavior through social media and just plain media in general. The most recent casualty is a woman known throughout Twitterdom as PERMIT PATTY who was caught on camera calling the police on an eight year old black girl selling bottled water without a permit. Really? PERMIT PATTY's real name is ALISON ETTEL and she is the CEO of a cannabis tincture company. On micro-level, one who think she should've taken some her own product and chilled. On a macro level, cannabis is still illegal on a Federal level and the act of this woman calling the police over such something as silly as a permit fot selling bottled water brings up issues of gentrification and class and of course race. it's probably no coincidence that this happened inthe same city as the whole BBQ BECKY debacle which also resulted in an intense social media backlash. Before I knew it, that bitch's picture was everywhere. I look at these two women and see so many parallels - their size, their righteousness when it comes to matters of ordinances and their need to play victim when it all blows up in their face. In this latest edition of 2 FRICKIN CENTS I discuss this phenomenon in my own relaxed and spin a new song from the band NEVERWONDER who will be featured in an exclusive interview on ROCKWIRED.COM very soon.
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