Bacon Kid: Precocious Whippersnapper or Redneck in Training?
Do you remember Latarian Milton, the little Milk Dud of a child whose joyriding and desire to “do hoodrat things with his friend,” led to endless headaches for his poor grandmother, Florida law enforcement, and black America as a whole? Remember how later this same child physically assaulted his grandmother because she wouldn’t let him have any chicken wings? Let’s not go feeling sorry for ourselves because it took a village to raise such a reckless, grown-acting little black child just yet.
Let’s take a look at Curtis aka “Bacon Kid” who laid down the law for his new mommy on a recent episode of Wife Swap. For a bit of background, check out how Curtis and his family are livin’, and take special note of his obsession with chicken nuggets (I swear, it ALWAYS comes down to chicken with these rotund little bad children! It has to be the hormones).
Now that we’ve established that his parents are freaks, we can view the next clip featuring Joy, the new (black) mommy. When I first watched it I felt like I had been transported to the deep south and was being ordered around by a pint-sized KKK member. There’s certainly something about the way this kid stomps about in overalls and the particular vocabulary he uses while disagreeing with a grown black woman that just has redneck written all over it. Nonetheless, there is something funny about a fat kid whose blood pressure visibly goes up when he is told that he can’t have any bacon. Take a look:
My chubby behind used to pull the little “I’m running away!” move all the time when I was a kid but there is NO way I’d talk to an adult like that, nor would my parents ever stand by while I did so. Precocious childhood tendencies aside, Curtis is WILIN’ over that bacon with the kind of anger that has become so standard for disgruntled white men in America. While we lamented that Latarian Milton was imitating a gangster culture, King Curtis is certainly getting his Glenn Beck on. I find it one part refreshing, two parts disturbing.
What do you think?