Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Taking my business elsewhere

My sister made an odd request for her Christmas gift this year: a fuzzy steering wheel cover. "The fuzzier, the better," she instructed me.

Amazon.com had a disappointing selection, so after consulting my pal Google, I landed on a website called prankplace.com. The website refers to itself as "the fun and outrageous place to shop!" Well, they definitely have the outrageous covered. And not in the fun "Jem" kind of way. More on that in a second.

I was quite pleased with the level of fuzz provided by their Shag Steering Wheel Cover. I was deliberating between which color to order when the "Funny Bumper Stickers" category caught my eye on the sidebar. My sister has a silly sense of humor, so I thought I'd look for a bumper sticker to slip in her automotive-themed gift. After clicking through a few pages, I was bored. Oh, but what is this? "Embarrassing Fake Bumper Stickers" on the sidebar. What could a "fake" bumper sticker be, I wondered.

Holy. Hell.





Apparently this website considers gay pride to be "embarrassing" and "fake." This alone is a disgusting display of homophobic hatred and prejudice. But to add insult to injury, these gay pride stickers are displayed alongside these class acts:





Needless to say, this company has lost my business. Fuzzy steering wheel cover be damned!

I encourage you to join me in boycotting this company. I sent the company a message earlier today informing them that they disgust me. Won't you join me? Contact them here.

13 comments:

jive turkey said...

These people are disgusting. Sending them an email now. I'll do what I can to get the Internet on their case in the hopes that they will make a full apology & fix their site.

Megan said...

Disgusting. I don't even have the words. I'm worried that my email to them will be practically incoherent.

P.S. I believe it's "ass-raping." Idiots. (Jooooooke! Tone is hard on the internets!)

Ben said...

Woooooooooow...hope dude feels good about having his face plastered next to each of those.

Hillary said...

I have no words.

Meg said...

Disgusting.

Mel Heth said...

Wow. What the hell is wrong with people? Someone deserves to be punched for this.

erinmakesitwork said...

OMG even if I wasn't loud, proud and queer this would make me horribly angry.

sarah marie p said...

Ugh. What a horrible company. And that guy's grinning face next to each of the bumper stickers just makes me sick.

terra said...

Just - wow.

I sent a nastygram their way. Shit like that just shouldn't stand.

Lea Ryan said...

Who would want to run their business in such an intolerant and blatantly offensive way? That's horrible!

Sarah said...

um wow, that is really disgusting, I can't believe that such ignorance exists still.

kirstyb said...

wow it gets worse the further you scroll down! well said x

led screen said...

very cool!!