It’s Kind Of Sweet That The Internet Wants To Help You Burn Your Ex-Boyfriend In Effigy


With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, you may be wondering: what’s the easiest way to burn my horrible ex in effigy? Thankfully, as it always does, the internet has the answer.

Thanks to the London-based shop The Last Tuesday Society, you now have the ability to package up a photo of your ex, one of their old t-shirts, and all of your scorn… and pay someone to turn them into a little doll that you can torture. I’m not sure if this is more funny or terrifying.

For one thing, white people making voodoo dolls is arguably appropriative and offensive, since Vodoun is a real religion that’s all too often reduced to filler for shitty Halloween movies. (Did anyone else see that Kate Hudson disaster, The Skeleton Key, that might as well have been called Omg Black People Are So Mythical And Scary?) For another thing, I’m not sure practicing beating people up is a healthy way to deal with your anger. (But on the other hand, if sticking pins in a ragdoll can help an abuse victim feel like they have power for a few minutes? I say go for it.)

And whether ordering an ex-bf effigy is a great moral decision or not, you can’t deny its potential to be at least mildly hilarious. According to the Daily Mail,

If your partner has unhelpfully taken back their clothing from your possession so you can’t get busy with the scissors, you have the option of getting your doll made from a range of fabrics, including denim, paisley, gingham, or floral material.

Yeah, I’m so torn here. It’s probably not a great idea to indulge your fantasies of physically harming other humans, and it’s not a great idea to mock other cultures just for kicks… but it’s definitely a good idea to order a gingham doll with your ex’s face on it. Sigh.

Via The Daily Mail / Photo: Shutterstock

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    • Kaitlin Reilly

      I’m all for burning the things that remind you of an ex! Super cleansing. I don’t know if stabbing a replica of the ex is a great idea though… maybe ripping a picture to shreds will do the trick.

    • Ava

      Just another way for a company to cash in on Valentine’s Day.
      Also, Ty?

    • tieduptwisted

      Actually poppets have used in pagan religions for a long time.

      And “voodoo doll” is really a misnomer since Voodoo refers to the religion and it’s primarily traditional root workers working Hoodoo and conjure (many of whom are white, Creole and multi-racial) that use dolls and other gris-gris.

      So no need to be offended. (Sorry about the duplicate pic. Something went awry.)

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