Child trafficking, sex slavery and pedophilia is real, as real as Epstein not killing himself. There are also all kinds of unreal theories about that sort of human trafficking. Like Pizzagate, which has just enough things-that-make-you-go-hmm to suspend disbelief for a while at least [update: I'm starting to believe it again based on this]. Or the crazy fringe-right assertion that Trump has been going around and secretly arresting alleged "Deep State pedophiles" such as Obama, Prince Charles, and Queen Elizabeth (?!), executing them, and replacing them with lookalikes to explain their continued existence.

And so I roll my eyes when I hear the assertion that "Wayfair has been secretly trafficking children". What a load of crap! And Snopes has already debunked it. That doesn't stop me from reading over the evidence though. And... holy shit, I think there's something there. Et tu, Snopes?!

Let me make one thing very clear: if there is something to this, I have no reason to suspect Wayfair themselves of complicity or wrongdoing [edit: I am starting to rethink this also, but I do not have solid evidence to present at this time]. The smoke is coming from two third party sellers. Wayfair has a very open partner program for third party sellers, just like Amazon does, and essentially anyone can sell furnishings and furniture in partnership with them. That said, the initial response from Wayfair was fairly odd.

The third party Wayfair sellers in question are called Bungalow Rose and WFX Utility. Nothing is proven, so in theory count those two as innocent until proven guilty.

Here is the evidence that was listed on Wayfair. These listings have since been removed by Wayfair and I cannot confirm them firsthand. However, the official response from Wayfair does not dispute that the items and prices were actual listings. I also cannot determine how many cabinets and pillows etc. fit into the following pattern.

Exhibit 1: WFX Utility listed at least 11 (and possibly many more) metal storage cabinets for sale. The photos of each listing were one of two possible variations of drab metal industrial storage cabinets that looked like they would cost a few hundred dollars at most. Each cabinet had a different name and a slightly different price that averaged around $12,000.00. And the names were all first or last names of missing girls. Not common names like "Alice" but unique names such as "Neriah", "Samiyah", and "Saranac".

Exhibit 1

This raises some legitimate questions:

  1. Why would anyone spend $12k on a drab storage cabinet?
  2. Why are there so many listings with the same photo, different girls' names, and different prices?

Exhibit 2: Bungalow Rose was selling these astrological throw pillows for $10,000 each. Each also has the name of a missing girl:

Exhibit 2

Same questions apply.

Exhibit 3: apparently Bungalow Rose had over 35,000 items listed on Wayfair (!!) selling for up to $99,999.

These oddities were first raised two days ago on July 9, 2020. Within a day, Wayfair had responded to the reports by saying:

There is, of course, no truth to these claims. The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced. Recognizing that the photos and descriptions provided by the supplier did not adequately explain the high price point, we have temporarily removed the products from site to rename them and to provide a more in-depth description and photos that accurately depict the product to clarify the price point.

Also within a day, Snopes published their piece "debunking" the idea as "false". Their main arguments are:

  1. Wayfair said there was no truth to the claims.
  2. No one would be so dumb as to traffick children using an easily traceable system such as Wayfair.
  3. At least one of the names of missing girls is someone who was found dead and thus cannot possibly be actively sold.

To all of the above I say: "Oh really." At the very least these bizarre listings merit a thorough investigation, yet both Wayfair and Snopes are instantly saying "nothing to see here!". Remember, we're talking 12-36 hours from the point being raised to a unified blanket denial.

Whether or not there is anything real to this, I should think Wayfair would say "we'll investigate immediately" in order to mitigate criticism if it turns out to be true. And likewise Snopes basing their findings off of the PR response from a company accused of wrongdoing, coupled with the assumption that people are not dumb, is insufficient evidence to debunk the idea. As to the "this girl is already dead" claim - there is no evidence that each of these girl names matches the person or product being sold. They could easily be names pulled from a historical list to use as code names for other children or illegal products.

Here's what I think: I think one or more child sex trafficking organizations realized they could use Wayfair's open partner infrastructure to facilitate the sale and transport of children in a way that looks clean on everyone's books. The seller places a $10k pillow for sale with a certain code name, the buyer buys it, Wayfair unwittingly gets a cut for the use of their website and purchasing system, and the pillow and a girl are delivered to the seller. If a random other person decides to buy the $10k pillow, well, the only thing they get is a pillow that was a thousand times too expensive.

They just didn't count on everyone being stuck at home and having nothing better to do than start digging into why some pillows are worth more than others.

Addendum: The Ellen Connection (July 24, 2020)

Some Q-anons (the sometimes overenthusiastic anti-child-sex-trafficking-cabal internet sleuths) threw Ellen Degeneres' name into the mix. Someone noticed that she was selling a $10,098 version of her $99 lumbar pillow on Wayfair. Most of the screencaps were on Twitter, which is now aggressively blanking out photos associated with Q-anon accounts, but here's a lowres version that's still legible:

It does not seem worth more than $5,000 to me, so definitely something fishy there. Speaking of fishy, some have also noticed that the design is that of a fish. I don't think the fish proves anything. However, a photo from the WikiLeaks Podesta emails shows alleged pedophile, sadist, and cannibal John Podesta holding up "14+fish" hands, the occult significance of which is described here:

My understanding is that from a palmistry perspective, his little fingers being so crooked is a sign of a very dishonest person.

I talk more about John Podesta and his brother in this blog. Also here is a video (mostly audio only) of John Podesta allegedly severely torturing a child. It is very disturbing, blackest shit, and I recommend not watching it. If you do, find John Podesta talking on YouTube first to get a sense of what his voice sounds like. Here's the video.

Anyhow. Before all this, Ellen was also targeted by Q-anon claiming that they noticed her wearing an ankle monitor. As I mention in my other blog I feel like Q-anon has been overzealously doctoring photos so I do not put much stock in the ankle monitor allegation.