Wayfair, as far as I can tell, is a pretty good furniture shop. I have their app on my phone and have bought things from there. Apparently my seal of approval isn’t enough though, as people believe they’re involved in child sex trafficking, which would be unspeakably awful.
Now, I don’t want to be facetious about what is probably the worst crime one could commit, but the evidence that this theory is based on seems pretty dubious.
The worry was that cabinets where being sold for exorbitant prices, all the while having names of girls who had recently gone missing. For the most part, the cabinets also had numbers between 4 and 12 next to them, so people came to the conclusion that the cabinets actually represented children being trafficked.
And then there’s this…
It is very weird; don’t get me wrong, but as for the names matching names of missing girls, the sad truth is that if you think of any girls’ name and search that-plus-missing, something will come up about a girl of that name currently missing.
In response to all of this, Wayfair actually released a statement that read:
“There is, of course, no truth to these claims. The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced.
“Recognising 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“.
Wayfair have removed the items from the website until the sellers can explain their pricing.
We’ll see how this one pans out…
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow