The exorbitant five-figure prices of the WFX Utility Collection led people to speculate that Wayfair is involved in child trafficking activities.
One user instigated the rumor on July 9, 2020, on the Reddit section that features conspiracy theories on Reddit’s r/conspiracy subreddit.
Reddit user, PrincessPeach1987 offered a potential explanation as to why the furniture is sky-high: child trafficking. Said user also added “if… true” it would make one’s stomach turn.
Product names: Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah, and Alyvia
At a glance, there is nothing extraordinary or odd about the products’ names.
However, someone pointed out that the names correspond to reported missing children.
Some people on the Twitter world are quick to do some online sleuthing of their own.
Stranger Than Fiction or Not Even True at All?
This conspiracy theory may be without foundation but Wayfair is no stranger at such diatribes.
Wayfair employees last year took to the streets and demand that the company stops doing business with detention centers. It involved selling of $200, 000 in beds to a Texas detention facility that accommodated migrant children. This only added fuel to the fire of the trafficking theory.
It can be said that the internet has once again come up with a conspiracy theory with little or no evidence.
Nothing but just another day on the web that people find an odd coincidence. It would not come as a surprise that individuals will immediately jump to conclusions through a series of strange coincidences.
What does Wayfair Have to Say About All These?
The furniture retail giant denied that it is selling pricey furniture as a disguise for child trafficking. Wayfair already removed the controversial cabinets to quell the rumors.
Wayfair told Fox, via its spokeswoman, Susan Frechette:
“There is, of course, no truth to these claims,”
In addition, the products in question are “industrial grade-cabinets” and they are “accurately priced,”