A Reddit user on Thursday (July 9 ) shared a screenshot from Wayfair’s website, which showed the furniture company selling its products for a high price and pointed out that the very names of the expensive cabinets were those that belonged to missing children. Soon internet users began to speculate whether Wayfair’s pricey products were in fact a front for child trafficking
The screenshot comprised of four cabinets, all named after children including “Neriah”, “Yaritza”, “Samiyah” and “Alyvia”. The Reddit user had written, “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.”
As the conspiracy theory went viral and people took to Twitter to question Wayfair for its product description, the company soon deleted everything from their site. However, a few of them were quick to notice that the American comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres was also selling some of the children’s items from her line with Wayfair. Internet users called Ellen out publicly asking if she was involved in Wayfair’s alleged child trafficking conspiracy. “@TheEllenShow please explain why you’re selling pillows on Wayfair for over 10k with missing children’s names on them? Are you a part of #wayfairtrafficking ???” asked one.
Twitter soon blew up as users took to the platform to point out that Ellen’s website was selling pillows of small size for a whopping $10,000 and even went on to ask why she hasn’t commented about the accusations against Wayfair. One user wrote, “#wayfair is trying to cover up the fact that it is part of a child/sex trafficking ring! People have been exposing them and they are changing their prices. Notice that Ellen DeGenerate (yes, she is) is attached to it.” Another added, “When are we gonna talk about how ellens line w wayfair only sells CHILDRENS items…? She doesnt even have kids lmaoo.”
And some noted that the prices of the same products were drastically brought down by Ellens’s website after people started flooding her with tweets questioning the rates. “Soooo at 9:52 AM I screenshot this Ellen pillow because $10,098 for a pillow is NUTS and sketchy. I go back and look at the link at 10:10 AM and it’s $99!! Something is definitely going on… #wayfair” noted one user. “Nobody going to talk about the fact with all the other allegations with Ellen that her f**king name is on this site for a pillow being sold for $10,000!? #wayfair,” said a livid user.
“Of course the items are down and renamed for more “clarity”, watch their most expensive pillow will now be like 100$, but explain this pillow from adrenochrome ELLEN #Wayfair” wrote another.” Another agitated user-added, “Disgusting and exposed!! Jail them and @TheEllenShow #Wayfair”.
Wayfair, however, has rejected the conspiracy theory involving unfounded child sex-trafficking accusations. “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.” the company had said in its statement.