Debenhams’ £95 gorilla lamp causes stir after customer spots ape making a very rude gesture


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 tweet went viral on Twitter after it was posted early yesterday morning.

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.