Wayfair Responds To Conspiracy Allegations About Human Trafficking—Says "No Truth" To Accusations & Temporarily Removes Storage Bins In Question From Site - The Shade Room

Wayfair Responds To Conspiracy Allegations About Human Trafficking—Says “No Truth” To Accusations & Temporarily Removes Storage Bins In Question From Site

On Friday, Twitter was a rabbit hole for anyone interested in the alleged accusations about #Wayfair being involved in human trafficking.
It all started with a single post made on Conspiracy subreddit post—which promotes user-submitted conspiracy theories, many thinly evidenced—to more than a million subscribers, according to Newsweek.
“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,” redditor PrincessPeach1987 posted on Thursday, alongside a screenshot from Wayfair’s mobile website featuring four storage cabinets—products named Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah and Alyvia—that cost between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99.”

 

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TSR Staff: La’Janeé @_lajanee_ _________________________________ On Friday, @Twitter was a rabbit hole for anyone interested in the alleged accusations about #Wayfair being involved in human trafficking. _________________________________ It all started with a single post made on Conspiracy subreddit post—which promotes user-submitted conspiracy theories, many thinly evidenced—to more than a million subscribers, according to @Newsweek. “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,” redditor PrincessPeach1987 posted on Thursday, alongside a screenshot from Wayfair’s mobile website featuring four storage cabinets—products named Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah and Alyvia—that cost between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99.” _________________________________ Then, a Twitter user posted about the conspiracy and has since received over 215,000 likes and 87,000 retweets, according to @Heavy_mag. _________________________________ Wayfair responded and stated there is no truth to these claims and the third party seller’s cabinets have been removed for now. “There is, of course, no truth to these claims—read more at theshaderoom.com (📷:@gettyimages)

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Then, a Twitter post about the conspiracy and has since received over 215,000 likes and 87,000 retweets, according to Heavy.
Another user then posted side-by-side photos of the cabinets and the pics of missing children with the same names as the cabinets.
Wayfair responded and stated there is no truth to these claims and the third party seller’s cabinets have been removed for now.
“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.”
The person who initially brought this to the forefront chose to remain anonymous, according to NewsWeek. But did reveal they are “involved in a local organization that helps victims of human trafficking” and they are “suspicious most of the time now.” The intent was apparently to raise concerns, not accuse the e-commerce company of anything.
Welp!

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