The internet loves a good conspiracy but the Wayfair conspiracy is definitely one for the books.
People are suspecting that they're selling people in these large boxes/storage cabinets on Wayfair. They all are the same product but have different names, all female names. And they are all priced $10-15k more than the cabinet sold elsewhere. #ChildTrafficking pic.twitter.com/xD1PEY8RfN
— ♡🎀《 Plushy 》🎀♡ (@UnicornPlushy) July 9, 2020
Still, when it comes to conspiracies, we feel like we’ve put together the pieces of a puzzle when we find patterns. We like to believe we, the average folk, are taking down the powers that be. Just be careful when deciding which conspiracies you take at face value.
Debunking the Wayfair Conspiracy
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Wayfair, this past week was embroiled in controversy after a Reddit user claimed their expensive cabinets are for trafficking children. Granted, the $12,699.99 price point for a cabinet is a crime in itself, the theory claims they contain children.
— Alex&ra (@alexmaieron) July 12, 2020
The thread continued, with a user citing:
“Well how about the fact that if you look up the SKU # of any of these products named after girls, you will see that the image results on any uncensored search engine (like yandex) show images of children in bikinis. What do you make of that?”
The pricey cabinets had female names, such as Yaritza and Neriah, names of girls who had gone missing. The theory posits that Wayfair kidnaps kids and sells them inside the furniture box.
The Suspect Activity Continues…
There are clear problems with this, as someone shipped in that box would likely arrive dead. Unless they had enough food, water, and air from the time the order, it couldn’t happen. Shipping takes about two weeks from the time of purchase.
When the cabinets were taken down, the internet thought this was all the proof they needed. A spokesperson for the company then claimed:
“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 the site to rename them and to provide a more in-depth description and photos that accurately depict the product to clarify the price point.”
Fueling the fires, they had previously furnishing agency ICE, who disappears immigrant children. This move of theirs caused a massive employee walkout in protest. With CEO Niraj Shah wanting his employees to be “talented and non-political,” it’s easier to justify this claim.
It should be said, a company’s political stances, even if unpalatable, does not mean they’re more likely to abuse children. Supporting ICE might, though…
Wayfair claims that their cabinets are “accurately priced.” $12,000+ is still fishy to say the least, though. There’s no doubt that Wayfair definitely has a far from spotless reputation.
Look critically, friends.