The popular do it yourself website Etsy, where independent artists can sell their wares to customers looking for unique designs, has allowed the sale of severed head pinatas resembling the one Kathy Griffin used in her maligned prank.
The seller, Yasmin Rumkowski, is selling the pinata for a modest $500, and joked that “the blood of the innocent” was not used in the making of the product.
Rumkowski didn’t stop there. She also has a Kellyanne Conway pinata on sale for $150. Based on the caption, it doesn’t appear Rumkowski intended the creations to be mere party decorations.
“Beat this paper mache severed head of Kellyanne Conway at your next party! She is SUCH a stupid wanker and this is the perfect gift to vent some sociocultural frustration. Fuck the Trump administration!” the item description reads.
Etsy released a statement saying they would look into the seller’s items.
“We want Etsy to be a safe and welcoming place for everyone. While Etsy believes in freedom of speech, we do not allow items or listings that promote, support, or glorify acts of violence against individuals or groups. We will be investigating these listings and taking appropriate action,” the company told The DCNF. “…It is important to understand that Etsy is not a curated or juried marketplace. We evaluate items on a case by case basis as we become aware of them.”
— Yasmin Rumkowski (@YasminRumkowski) May 31, 2017
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