Famed New York City "Club Kid" Michael Alig, whose exploits were given the pop culture treatment in 2003's Party Monster, just got out of jail following a 17-year prison stint for murdering Andre "Angel" Melendez in March of 1996. Thanks to Bedford + Bowery, he tried his very first Cronut, an experience that left Alig in tears:
Toward the end of our time together we present Alig with a box of cronuts, having read that trying one was one of the first things he wanted to do after his release. We’d assumed that he’d already had one during his first few days out, but he hadn’t, and upon opening the box he burst into tears.
Alas, it wasn't the amazing taste of Dominique Ansel's sublime hybrid treat that made Alig sob, it was his remorse. "Obviously I want this, but I just don’t feel like I deserve it," he told Bedford + Bowery. "I mean, it would be horrible not to eat it, but I just feel so awful."
The hidden message for those who aren't in the know is that Cronuts have become this mythical, exalted dessert that people have to be worthy of.
[via Bedford + Bowery]
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