In Defense Of… Gross Things On Etsy

This should have been a Hibbidy-Wah?! post.  This could have been a JusWondering, or part of an Awful Battle, or something from InASense, Lost, but the thought crossed my mind to defend it.


(images after the jump as not to offend the casual viewer… Facebookers and Twitterers, I’m sorry… it’s too late…)

This dish almost made me vomit.

I should begin with a disclaimer: THIS ITEM WAS FOUND ON THE HUMOR SITE REGRETSY.  And they already had this to say:

Jesus would you look at that? That is enough to put me off my feed. I swear to God I saw something moving in there.

Oh, I know what you’re going to say. “People often made crafts with their hair in Victorian times!”

Wow, that’s really interesting. Oh look at the time! It’s 2011. We don’t die of black lung, we don’t get run over by horse-drawn carts and we don’t have to sit around making shit with our dandruff.


So where do I have left to go In Defense Of gross things on Etsy.  Things such as Bella’s Womb (yes, the zombie-eyed chick obsessed with vampires and werewolves from Twilight):

Hmm... that doesn't seem too bad...

My bad on the not bad.  I should have showcased its interior:


Then there’s… this:

You may be wondering what that is. It is a fetus smoking a cigarette.

So what in the world would be my defense of people making gross things on Etsy?

  1. Don’t look if you don’t want to buy.
  2. Creativity is subjective.
  3. To each their own (to own).
  4. Though Etsy users may use real hair or real fingernails, at least they aren’t using real semen or fecal matter.

I don't know if this makes for a good argument.

This isn't helping, either.

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