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No, seriously, this Men's Gay Costume Wig is an actual item for sale on Amazon.com's website right now—though, to be fair, it's not being sold by Amazon.com itself, but by a company called Brands on Sale.
Is it offensive? Obviously. And Amazon's (brilliant) customer reviewers are fuming—in the funniest way possible, naturally:
This item is not just for Halloween. This cute little number is my go-to wig for any time I want to be gay for a night. I got the disco shades and smooth fake mustache, too. The whole ensemble is highly recommended. It makes me feel so liberated! And the best part is, I can take it off in the morning, and it's like nothing ever happened. Nothing, you hear me?Also, wearers of the gay wig apparently are magically blessed with Broadway-show singalong abilities :
I don't know how this wig did it, but it's synthetic hair has miraculous powers. All my life, I've wanted nothing more than to be Gay. But sadly, I was born straight.· Men's gay costume wig, $14.99 at Amazon.com
Why was life so cruel, I often wondered as I cried myself to sleep.
Then I saw this gay wig and thought, why not? I put on this wig and suddenly all I can think is gay, gay, gay. I'm wearing rainbow flags and I've learned all the words to Cabaret in a week. Now, my dream has finally come true! Thank you! You saved my life!
· Men's gay costume wig [Buzzfeed]