Image Credit: Screenshot, Reuters Today’s a day that ends in y, so something incredibly stupid is trending on the internet.
The latest dose of viral idiocy comes courtesy of a New York artist collective that’s selling “eat the rich” popsicles crudely shaped like billionaires. With brilliant names like “Suck Zuck,” “Bite Bill,” and “Munch Musk,” the different popsicles are fashioned in the image of the world’s most notorious tech billionaires, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk. New Yorkers can take a bite out of capitalism by munching on popsicles shaped like the heads of billionaires Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg near McCarren Park in Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/oD8JEZhkeW This stunt is specifically being done to promote an anti-capitalist, “eat the rich” message.
“I think ‘eat the rich’ is just a culturally relevant saying, and being able to turn it into a product and experience is amazing,” the artist collective’s chief revenue officer Daniel Greenberg said .
This entire thing is ironic on several levels.
For one, they’re charging $10 a popsicle. Yes, $10 for a single popsicle! That’s an absurdly high price that almost certainly far exceeds the cost of making each popsicle, so evidently they’re not above making a profit.
As the comments section quickly pointed out, this is perhaps the most quintessentially capitalistic anti-capitalist protest of all time. Funniest thing is people in this neighborhood are the rich they’re eating. A studio apt in that neighborhood goes for $3-4k a month — big umami milkers (@jaxdellosso) July 15, 2022 That is the most American thing I’ve seen in my life: Literally marketing and selling anti-capitalism as a product for money. this is like smoking a cigarette that has “fuck cancer” printed on it But that isn’t actually a bad thing. If anything, this silly stunt actually […]
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