This is some funny monkey business.
Early this morning, an ebay auction ended for a Hot Cheetos that looked like a gorilla. In the auction listing, the seller name-dropped Harambe into the title. Obviously, the seller was hoping to generate bids based on sentiment for the gorilla that had to be shot after a child fell into his enclosure.
Clearly, it worked. The winning bid for the Hot Cheetos was $99,999.00. The auction lasted for 10 days, during which 50 different bidders placesd a total of 132 bids. The starting bid was $11.99.
We’ll have to wait and see whether the winning bid was a legitimate one or just some troll who decided to have some fun bidding on something he had no intention of buying. Assuming the bid is legitimate, I have to ask this question: Why in the world would anyone want to spend nearly $100,000 on any kind of food that looks like a gorilla? What, exactly, does the winning bidder get out of having a food item that looks like a gorilla? Are they going to put it in a glass case and display it in their living room for their friends and family to look at? Or is it going to make an extremely expensive side-dish the next time they make a ham and cheese sandwich?
I have a generic bag of Cheetos in my pantry right now. I suppose I should go through it first before eating them just in case I have any gorilla-shaped ones in there. Do you think generic Cheetos will sell as well?
For the record, the gorilla in the ebay listing image does not appear to be Harambe.
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) February 6, 2017
Do you think the winning bidder will want some of his bid back once he realizes that he bought a Hot Cheeto that looks like an ordinary gorilla?