Zappos Uses Potty Humor to Zing Kanye West After Product Diss

By An Phung
|  Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:19 AM CDT
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Zappos Uses Potty Humor to Zing Kanye West

A screen shot of the page on Zappos.com where customers can buy the toilet.

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Online shoe retailer Zappos.com found a creative way to fire back at Kanye West after he publicly slammed the company for selling what he called a "sh*t product."

The company posted a toilet and plunger for sale on their website Wednesday after West went on the Bret Easton Ellis podcast armed with some fighting words about Zappos' products.

"I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he's trying to tell me what I need to focus on," West said during the podcast that aired Monday. "Meanwhile, he sells all this sh*t product to everybody, his thing is based off of selling sh*t product."

West was referring to a conversation he had with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh during a meeting in Las Vegas, where the company is based.

Hsieh even released a statement on the matter: "Yes, it's true that we sell s-t product," directing readers to the new page.

The description of the toilet also ribbed West through some of his own lyrics:

Interested in buying sh-t product? You've come to the right place! Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell sh-t products to everybody! This is the throne, everyone has been watching. Whether you're #1 or #2, your clique will show no mercy, even in Paris.

The perfect gift for the man that has everything

Requires lots of "focus" for most productive use.

Zappos also took to Facebook to "promote" the product, which comes with a $100,000 price tag. The good news: the toilet ships for free.

 

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