On Thursday, July 9, a Reddit user shared a screenshot of the Wayfair website, which showed that the furniture company sold its products at a high price and that the very names of the expensive cabinets were actually childless. Soon, internet users began to speculate whether Wayfair’s expensive products were in fact humans for sale.
The screenshot included four cupboards, all named after people, including “Neriah”, “Yaritza”, “Samiyah” and “Alyvia”. The Reddit user wrote: “Is it possible that Wayfair is involved in human trafficking with its WFX Utility collection? Or are they just extremely expensive cabinets? (Note the names of the cupboards) it hurts my stomach if it’s true ”
While the conspiracy theory went viral and people asked Twitter to question Wayfair about its product description, the company quickly deleted everything from its site. However, a few of them quickly noticed that the American actress and host Ellen DeGeneres was also selling some of the children’s items in her line with Wayfair. Internet users called Ellen publicly to ask if she was involved in the Wayfair child trafficking plot. “@TheEllenShow, please explain why you are selling pillows on Wayfair for over 10,000 euros with missing children’s names? Are you part of #wayfairtrafficking ???” asked one.
Significant numbers of Twitter users went to the platform to point out that Ellen’s website sold small pillows for $ 10,000 and even asked why she hadn’t commented on the charges against Wayfair. One user wrote: “#wayfair is trying to cover up the fact that it is part of a child / sex trafficking network! People have denounced them and they are changing their prices. Note that Ellen DeGenerate (yes, it is) is attached to it. Another added, “When are we going to talk about how ellens line w wayfair only sells KIDS items …?” She doesn’t even have children lmaoo ”
And some have noted that the prices of the same products have been dramatically reduced by the Ellens website after people began to flood it with tweets questioning the rates. “Soooo at 9:52 am I capture this Ellen pillow because $ 10,098 for a pillow is NUTS and summary. I come back and look at the link at 10:10 am and it’s $ 99 !! Something is definitely happening … #wayfair” a noted a user.
“Sure, the items are going down and renamed for” clarity “, look at their most expensive pillow now will be like $ 100, but explain that ELLEN adrenochrome pillow #Wayfair” wrote another. “Another agitated user added:” Disgusting and exposed !! Imprison them and @TheEllenShow #Wayfair “.
Wayfair, however, rejected the conspiracy theory involving unfounded charges of child sex trafficking.