Produce Stories: Forbidden Fruit
On November 1, 2017, young shoppers at the ASDA Hulme Superstore in Manchester, U.K., had to show identification to purchase four things: prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco and…kiwi fruit. During a concert a few nights prior, singer Harry Styles had slipped onstage while performing a song that shares a name with the green-fleshed vine-berry; the furry-skinned fruit had been launched from the crowd below. Styles was unharmed (he held his mic stand for support). ASDA, the superstore’s parent company, didn’t want to endanger Styles, so to prevent a repeat attack at his show that night, security policed the sale of kiwis to anyone under 25.