Zappos Trolls Kanye West By Selling $100K ‘Shit Product’ Plunger
Internet retailer's parody page counters 'Yeezus' star's dis of the company
Kanye West recently sat down with his friend and increasingly frequent collaborator Bret Easton Ellis for an interview on the writer’s new podcast. The hour-long Q&A unearthed the usual load of Kanye-isms — he considers himself a “Creative Genius,” even if he can’t always spell the word “genius” correctly — but also revealed that ‘Ye has some hate in his heart for online clothing and shoe retailer Zappos.
“I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos.com that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on,” West told Ellis. “Meanwhile, he sells all this shit product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling shit product.”
Now, Zappos has responded by listing a new item for sale: the shit product plunger. “Interested in buying sh-t product? You’ve come to the right place!” the Sh-t Product page reads. “Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell sh-t products to everybody! This is the throne, everyone has been watching. Whether you’re #1 or #2, your clique will show no mercy, even in Paris.”
The latest offering from Zappos promises to make “giant arguments seem much smaller,” and is being marketed as “the perfect gift for the man that has everything.” (Note: that link was Zappos’, not ours — they’re not being coy about this.)
The piece has a steep pricetag ($100,000) but shipping’s free, thankfully. Watch Zappos’ official video advertising the shit product plunger below, and head over to The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast website to hear Kanye’s beef-birthing remarks.