Wayfair denied the trending child trafficking conspiracy theories that the e-commerce company was allegedly using product listings as a cover to traffick children.
“There is, of course, no truth to these claims,” Wayfair said in a statement. “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 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.” Also Read – Wayfair human trafficking conspiracy theory
The Wayfair child trafficking conspiracy theory first arose on Reddit’s r/conspiracy subreddit, according to reports. The post on Reddit used two sources as proof, the fact that the furniture was extremely overpriced and that most of the pieces used names of missing girls.
The cabinets in question were called Alyvia, Neriah, Samiyah, and Yaritza with a price tag from $12,699.99 to $14,499.99 each. According to the post, “Is it possible Wayfair involved in Human trafficking with their WFX Utility collection?” the original post by user PrincessPeach1987 reportedly read, with other users asserting that “some of the names are missing children.”
The story spread from Reddit to Twitter and TikTok on Friday, with people looking into the bizarre listings. A Wayfair representative told reporters regarding these other Wayfair child trafficking conspiracy theory products, “I can confirm that is a glitch and something we’re working to address.”
Wayfair and ICE working in child trafficking rings?
Last year, Wayfair came under criticism for reports the company was selling beds for migrant children to border detention camps. Many employees staged a walkout in protest of the company selling $200,000 in furniture and beds to a Texas detention center. People then began to speculate that Wayfair and ICE were working together to traffick children.