New York City, New York – Nineteen-year-old Trayvon Christian was accused of “shopping while Black” at luxury clothing store Barneys on legendary Madison Avenue in New York City, according to the New York Post.
After buying a $350-belt from Barneys, Christian was walking away from the cash register when he was stopped and questioned by undercover officers.
According to the news source, the officers asked Trayvon, “How can a young Black man such as yourself afford such an expensive belt?”
Christian was arrested on suspicion of credit-card fraud and taken to the local precinct, whereafter he was released when authorities confirmed his identification and credit card were valid.
While the luxury clothing store has since apologized and will likely repair the damages done to Christian in the form of monetary compensation, one issue remains unclear.
“We’re extremely appalled by the actions of those involved with Christian’s arrest,” Barneys spokesperson, Karen McPricey, said in a statement. “This was an innocent kid who just wanted some cool clothes. But c’mon man, who the fuck buys a $350 belt?… We put the price tag on that belt as a joke. We didn’t think anyone would buy it!”
McPricey went on to say that for the same price you could buy 35 belts at TJ Maxx.
“We’ve concluded that Christian is not Jewish,” undercover officer Pat O’Doyle said while uncovering his once-anonymous cover. “A Jewish shopper would realize the materials used in the Barneys store are made from shitty Chinese factories and you can buy the same shit here as you could in an open market.”
“Buying overpriced Barneys clothing is a sinful and arrest-able offense in my religion,” New York Rabbi Frugalstein told reporters. “Every dollar wasted on Barneys is one that could have been donated to my Lexus fund….uhhh, I mean Temple-Maintenance fund.”
The hypocritical Rabbi was seen later in the day sneaking into a Gucci store and buying a $2,000-purse with his temple’s credit card. Whether the purse was for his wife or mistress is still unknown.
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