Ellen DeGeneres has been roped into a conspiracy theory that accuses Wayfair of acting as a front for human trafficking by selling pricey cabinets named after people.
The talk show celebrity was questioned on Twitter for her Wayfair collection that allegedly included a five-figure pillow but really sells for far less. Social media users questioned the talk show host and if she had any involvement with the alleged child trafficking conspiracy theory.
“@TheEllenShow please explain why you’re selling pillows on Wayfair for over 10k with missing children’s names on them? Are you part of #wayfairtrafficking???” one user asked on social media.
Attached to the tweet was a screenshot of a lumbar pillow with a $10,098 price tag, but a search of the product, which does not have a child’s name attached to it, resulted in a page on the Wayfair site for the same pillow with a $99 price tag.
Neither DeGeneres nor Wayfair responded to FOX Business’ requests for comment Monday.
The ED Ellen Degeneres collection with Wayfair launched in 2015 as a joint venture between the talk show host and the CEO of Burch Creative Capital, Christopher Burch, according to the Wayfair website. A social media user posted what appears to be a screengrab of the pillow allegedly posted on DeGeneres’ Wayfair collection page.
Allegations claiming Wayfair had a role in human trafficking circulated last week when Reddit users in the “r/conspiracy” subreddit flagged screenshot images of furniture items with high price tags, which are not part of Ellen’s collection. Cabinets and armoires appeared to be priced between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99 alongside furniture labeled with people’s names like Neriah, Yaritza, Samiya and Alyvia. Users on the forum have said that the names could belong to missing children.