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IKEA: “Say no more, fam”
Twitter went wild this week as it came to one users attention that IKEA Canada had released a collection on ‘Love Seat’s’ – and they were truly something to behold.
The collection – in honor of Pride Month – features designs by LGBTQ+ people, with each love seat representing different identities and corresponding Pride flags.
Introducing Love Seats.— IKEA Canada (@IKEACanada) June 24, 2021
10 IKEA loveseats inspired by different Pride flags. 10 platforms to celebrate identity and share stories of love. Because there’s more to Pride than a rainbow. #IKEALoveSeats https://t.co/ES5wmeUzDI pic.twitter.com/xwQu602ym5
The Ikea pride collection is so insanely cool??? pic.twitter.com/yNfbcvrfjx— fairy (@mayamona_) June 28, 2021
As ever, Twitter had a lot to say on the PS2121 (Pride Season 2021) line, and users did not disappoint.
Although the campaign was actually (we hope) a really cool way for designers to express their sexuality and identity through the medium
of .. er.. couches soft-furnishings, rather than to start selling them as actual functional seating, Twitter still went wild at the prospect.
Particular focus was on the bisexual loveseat:
The bi offering from the couch range comes in trademark blue, purple, and pink colouring and is fully complete with giant aesthetic pink hands. Thank god.
Couch creator Brian took to Twitter to defend his design saying that: “the line “when you change ‘or’ to ‘and’, nobody believes you” is from a poem I wrote in high school about bisexual erasure I experienced from an ex-partner and others”.
Here are some highlights from Twitter’s responses (search IKEA Loveseats for more):
RE IKEA’s ‘Love Seats’: the only love seat I wanna unwind on after a long day of being gay looks like this pic.twitter.com/zLBUiCNZNk— itslitgayshit (@itslitgayshit) June 30, 2021
choose your fighter:— vin; androgyne (@hologramvin) June 29, 2021
– bisexual "nobody believes you" couch
– ugly nonbinary couch
– vaginal/yonic asexual couch
– unusable progress couch https://t.co/soe2waApiv
I dare you to think of anything funnier you could put on a bi themed couch than “nobody believes you” https://t.co/F5Q595Tsbu— honest jabe (@jaynooch) June 29, 2021
i go to ikea. i sit on the bisexual couch. the couch whispers “nobody believes you” in my ear while its disembodied pink arm touches mine. this is the true bisexual experience.— shay (@hearts_hypnotic) June 29, 2021
I think the line from @braino_drano 's poem I would have picked for the bi Ikea couch is "I don't want to fuck everybody in this room."— Lynth (@AceLynth) June 29, 2021
Like go on, sit there I dare you. pic.twitter.com/K8WtyuHnTo
Dressing up as the NOBODY BELIEVES YOU bisexual couch for Halloween pic.twitter.com/oDsoO3uEJF— Christian (@LivChristianLiv) June 29, 2021
NOBODY BELIEVES YOU might not even be in the top 5 most terrifying things about the bisexual love seat pic.twitter.com/vzQxEgvNFu— Christian (@LivChristianLiv) June 29, 2021
Inviting my friends to drop acid at my place and as soon as we do I flip around the cushions on my sofa to 'NOBODY BELIEVES YOU' https://t.co/Ix5T4BqGod— a stronger more loving world to die in (@BODY_W0_WHORGAN) June 29, 2021
IKEA really said “kink belongs at Pride” with their non-binary loveseat pic.twitter.com/qKsjwwS69p— Charlie (@CharliesTete) June 29, 2021
New straight pride IKEA sofa just dropped pic.twitter.com/x36tT9Pf62— my [69F] boyfriend [420M] is texting other girls (@CartoonsHateHer) June 29, 2021