It doesn’t take much for people on the internet to fully engage with conspiracy theories and come up with a whole bunch of ‘evidence’ for something that initially sounds ridiculous and the latest victim of this herd mentality is a Boston based furniture company named Wayfair.
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The internet seems to think that Wayfair are involved with the sex trafficking of missing young girls after noticing that all of their products seem to be named after children that have gone missing in the past few months and that their prices are completely outrageous for what they’re selling. Here are a few tweets and a Reddit post that try and summarise the compelling evidence that the internet has so far collected on this matter:
Is it possible Wayfair involved in Human trafficking with their WFX Utility collection? Or are these just extremely overpriced cabinets? (Note the names of the cabinets) this makes me sick to my stomach if it’s true 🙁 from r/conspiracy
Taken 2 seconds apart:
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This is crazy #wayfair pic.twitter.com/d64EFWsqEE
— Casey Freeman (@CaseyFr65348323) July 10, 2020
So I decided to look up Bungalow Rose myself just to figure that EVERY product they make is named after a missing child. Every single one. Not just the ones they sell on Wayfair pic.twitter.com/NvsA6Miqzj
— Benita (@Benitttaaa) July 10, 2020
I mean that all sounds a bit outlandish doesn’t it, but it is kind of a weird coincidence that all these products are so overpriced and share names with recent missing young children. Could there actually be something else going on here?
Of course, Wayfair moved quickly to dispel the rumours with the following statement:
There is, of course, no truth to these claims. The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced.
Recognizing that the photos and descriptions provided by the supplier did not adequately explain the high price point, we have temporarily removed the products from site to rename them and to provide a more in-depth description and photos that accurately depict the product to clarify the price point.
Shut down, although there are still about 100,000 people tweeting about it, so not really. Seems like there’s not really any truth in it – or at least anything that can be proved – and it’s probably going to end up in the annals of internet history alongside the Pizzagate scandal. You give these people a little tiny centimetre and they really do end up running a mile with it, you know what I mean?
Would absolutely love it if the police did investigate and ended up busting a bunch of sex traffickers of course, but I can’t really see that being a realistic result of this. Keep on digging though sure.
For more of the same, check out Robbie Williams talking about how he thinks Pizzagate is true. Come on mate.