A cafe in Glasgow, Scotland, has come under criticism for selling Breaking Bad crystal meth cupcakes.
The Riverhill Coffee Bar is selling the cupcakes, with a blue topping that resembles the crystal meth drug manufactured by Bryan Cranston’s character, Walter White, in the hit TV series, at $3.00 a hit.
Christine Duncan, chief executive of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, told Glasgow’s Evening Times:
“The glamorising of drugs is completely distasteful.
“We know from our membership base that the impact of drug misuse on families includes financial instability, breakdown in family relationships and the loss of employment.”
Two different points being made by Christine here, neither of which relate to the subject of cupcakes.
Meanwhile Nina Parker, city councillor for the Green Party said:
“It doesn’t sit well with the work that is being done to tackle drug abuse. Quite frankly, there’s nothing funny about recreational drug use.”
I bet Nina’s parties are a riot.
The criticisms relate more to drugs and drug use rather than the retail of a novelty confection. Methinks, the comments are almost veering a wee bit towards Chris Morris’s Brass Eye satire on the drug Cake.
In response a spokesperson for the Riverhill Coffee Bar said:
“We absolutely do not condone the use of drugs. Breaking Bad is such a huge, cult hit and this was simply us jumping on that bandwagon and making something that would appeal to fans of the show.”
Lest we forget: Chris Morris investigates the misuse of Cake.
Via the Evening Times