The dilemma shopkeepers in Indiana are dealing with is the sell of a controversial soap collection they call “nostalgic, representing American history.” The owners of the little antique store look at it as harmless antique Christmas gifts. They didn’t think anything wrong with selling a piece of history. And there patrons didn’t think of anything of it either as they bought every piece of “nostalgic” soap they had.
In fact, shop owners, Gary and Kim Dewester, said they were quite proud to sell the last “nine bars” of it to a black woman. People came from miles around some as far as two hours away to purchase the soap. The intent of the patrons buying the soap is not anything that should reflect on the Dewesters, but many are calling the soaps “racist”. But, the soaps are not just from a racist past, they are from a past of hate and vulgarity. The soaps he was selling include: “Gay Johnny”; “Little Pussy”; “Fairy Soap” and on and on.
“I believe if this is going to be an issue we should ban Kroger’s for selling Aunt Jemima syrup,” said patron Carolyn Getner to the local Fox News affiliate. She bought two bars. Check it out for yourself.