A DEPARTMENT store’s £95 gorilla lamp has gone viral after a customer spotted the ape making what seems to be a very rude gesture.
J Farrers tweeted a picture of the orange felt lamp yesterday morning and wrote: “Debenhams seem to be selling a lamp whose base is a gorilla calling you a w*****.”
The snap was taken in their store in Milton Keynes, Bucks, but is available to buy online.
Debenhams describe the lamp – designed by London-based interior designer Abigail Ahern – as “a statement home piece from a distinctive range”.
But Ahern, lauded as the “high priestess of interiors” by Living Etc magazine, could not have imagined the smutty reaction her lamp would receive.
After J Farrers posted his hilarious snap, thousands of Twitter users retweeted the post and scores of people commented.
Drivelcast wrote:? “I like to imagine he’s thinking ‘Haha, he can’t see me disguised as a lamp. What a t****r.’”
John Betteridge wrote: “No more ‘monkey business’ thank you.”
Stuwaldy called it: “Maturb-apeing.”
Barbara Williams suggested to: “Send one to Boris Johnson.”
Many others simply expressed their desire to get hold of one of the lamps.
Julia M wrote: “Christmas list complete!”
Julian Burnell wrote: “I NEED THIS.”
Deedeemarz wrote: “That is so terrible. I really want it for my front hall.”
Sam Gallacher wrote: “I bet it is flying off the shelves.”
John Rattue simply wrote:? “SOLD”
J Farrers, who does not want to disclose his full name, said today of his find: “Mostly it is either love or hate, but also disbelief and people writing crying or laughing emojis.”
Debenhams declined to comment.