But Lean/Purple Drank was seen more as a Black and ghetto concoction and not a threat to white, middleclass, suburban, kids.
Drug use is a choice and not a disease.
And yes, drugs are prevalent in many poor Black communities.
But this was a 'legal high'.
This stuff had to be prescribed by doctors. (Isn't that the way the current administration frames their reaction to the white Opioid/Heroin problem?)
Sippin' on that Sizzurp crossed racial and economic lines.
(Actually, it was never endemic to Blacks.)
Just like that.