Published on: November 25, 2013by Kevin Coupe
Think of this is a spat that went straight into the toilet.
Salon reports on how rapper Kanye West recently went "on a rant" against e-tailer Zappos on a podcast.
West said that Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh "told him to stick to music and not get into fashion at a recent business meeting. 'I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this (expletive that is a synonym for crap) product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling (expletive that is a synonym for crap) product.”
Some might be offended. Some might turn the other cheek. (Pun intended.)
But not Zappos, which at the end of the week added a new product to its pages: a $100,000 toilet.
Here's what the promotional copy said:
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.
Considered a 'safety zone' when in arguments.
Makes giant arguments seem much smaller.
Caution: Do not place our Sh-t product near any fans.
I gotta love a company with a sense of humor, and a willingness to engage.
I give this round to Tony Hsieh…
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