Structube, which gives people’s names to all of its furniture products, had recently added a couple of new garbage bins to its catalog — and given them the common Arab names Walid and Wassim. After getting backlash on social media, the company issued an apology on Thursday, February 11th.
CTV News Structube’s decision to name a $119 dual-compartment, stainless steel waste bin “Walid” and a $59 garbage can “Wassim” sparked a firestorm on social media. On Thursday, the company acknowledged its mistake and vowed to be more careful in the future. Both items have since been removed from Structube’s website.
“It has been rightfully brought to our attention that naming garbage bins after anyone’s name can be offensive, particularly if the name is suggestive of any ethnic, religious or any other minority group,” Structube said in a message posted on its Twitter account. “Structube wishes to apologize to anyone who has been offended by this insensitive use of names. It was completely unintentional, and rest assured we will be more thoughtful when naming our products.”
The business’s site includes names for most of its products including a woven rug named Bongi, a lamp named Dorothy and an acacia wood king size bed named Kabbann. The waste bins are now named after clouds: Alto, Strato, Cumulo and Nimbo.
Structube said the naming of the trash cans was “completely unintentional” and that the company would be more thoughtful when naming products. “We can assure you that the bins were not named with ill-intent,” the company said. “Our product names are chosen at random, prior to knowing the specifics of the product.”
But apparently Stuctube just can’t apologize enough, judging by the angry comments from Muslims and their useful idiots on the Left.