Wayfair issued a statement on Friday slamming a conspiracy theory that alleges the company is involved in a sex trafficking operation using cabinets on its website.
via Business Insider:
Social-media users speculated that the cabinets in question were missing children who could be purchased through Wayfair’s website.
A Reddit user flagged the cabinets as suspicious on Thursday and posted screenshots of their sale prices of between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99.
“Is it possible Wayfair involved in Human trafficking with their WFX Utility collection? Or are these just extremely overpriced cabinets?” the user wrote.
Some social-media users said the names of the cabinets — Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah, and Alyvia — appeared to match the names of missing children.
After the post picked up steam on social media, the cabinet listings suddenly disappeared from Wayfair’s website. This generated even more suspicion.
Wayfair said there was nothing nefarious about the cabinets, however.
“There is, of course, no truth to these claims,” a Wayfair spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. “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.”
In 2020, Wayfair selling missing children is completely plausible.
WAYFAIR literally deleted the cabinets that were up for more than 10k to hide their sex trafficking scandal!! The internet busted a front line tracking operation right in front of our eyes
SHARE SHARE SHARE, open you eyes people!!! This is bigger than yall even know. #pizzagate pic.twitter.com/Nye8eKJl5O
— Melissa Perez: (@NooRemorse) July 10, 2020
— Darrian (@darrianperdue) July 10, 2020