And The Creepiest Handicraft For Sale On Etsy Is…

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Want to play a hilarious trick on your friends? Serve them drinks in a glass that tells them “you’ve just been roofied” when they get to the bottom. Get it, like they’ve been drugged and are now about to be dragged somewhere and raped? DID SOMEONE SAY LOLLERCOASTER?

At least, according to one Etsy store that is selling this uproarious novelty item to its customers:

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That’s right: for just $9.50 plus shipping and handling, you can get an artisanally-sandblasted rape joke that will have your lady friends in stitches for days. Especially the one fifth of them who have actually been sexually assaulted. Bet it’ll play real well with them.

One humorless feminist who was not down with a glass this rapey left an angry comment on the item and received the following reply (image via HuffPost):

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Oh dear.

That Glass Store‘s Charles Robbins has since thought better of it and swapped out the roofie glass for an “I just peed in your drink glass,” because drugging someone and having sex with their passed out body is totally in the same mental ballpark as peeing in their drink. “We are not hateful or hurtful people and if this glass offends one person or hurts one person that is one too many,” he wrote.

Unfortunately, Robbins has since backtracked, telling HuffPost he’s going to reactivate the listing, because FREEDOM. His wife is okay with it, so why shouldn’t everyone be?

“My wife is thoroughly irritated that people can’t see this for what it is…a gag, a joke,” wrote Charles Robbins. “It’s ok for stores like cafepress and spencers to sell similar items and no one thinks anything of it. It doesn’t promote rape, it doesn’t promote anything. If people don’t like it voice their opinion, this is America and we have a right to voice ours.”

And I have a right to think you are a huge fucking asshole. Let’s see how long it takes before the self-described “mindful, transparent, and humane business” that is Etsy steps in to intervene in this kerfuffle.

(Via HuffPost)

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