Meet Benny Herman Allen, III – who was recently awarded the title of Atlanta’s 11 LEAST influential people: No. #10 by Creative Loafing. In case you don’t recognize the name or the face, Benny is the “KEN” of the Barbie Bandit scandal that rocked Cobb County a few months ago. It’s funny how the “Barbie’s” of the crew received so much press and empathy from the public – how everyone came out to say that they were really good kids who just got mixed up with a bad crowd, but no one ever interviewed “Ken’s” parents, who I assume would have felt just as justified in saying that it was those “white strippers” who corrupted him and not vice versa….interesting, huh?
Creative Loafing coined this list as a “tribute to women and men everywhere struggling to meet the challenges of life in a modern American city.” The list is pretty interesting and they are unveiling one person each day. The top five will appear in their print edition. Visit FreshLoaf to see the remainder of the list and the winners from last year.