Argos Mocked Over Curtains That 'Look Like A Pack Of Cigarettes'
The Home Printed Border Unlined Eyelet Curtains in mustard are described as the perfect choice for anyone looking to 'liven up a room', however, people on Twitter don't seem so keen on the 'superking curtains':
Why have Argos made curtains looking like JPS superkings :sob::sob::sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/4TK3Ve4Uc4
- Wendy Smith 温迪 (@wendymillssmith) September 17, 2020
#Argos trending...must be the new #PS5 I thought.
And it is.
As well as these "smoking" curtains that are now on clearance.
Get em while they're hot!
- Sean Farrington (@seanfarrington) September 17, 2020
@Argos_Online can't believe you are promoting this.... Smoking kills!!! pic.twitter.com/KGzAGbHIaR
- Shakil :trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy: (@Shakil_2506) September 17, 2020
When @Argos_Online sell curtains that look like cigarettes hmmm, suppose there smokin :joy: pic.twitter.com/PiZNVojtAl
- Sean (@Dutchy9482) September 17, 2020
Argos selling jps players super king for curtains pic.twitter.com/nV8NK3D9kH
- Jay Cartwright (@JCartwrlghtNOT) September 17, 2020
Why do Argos sell curtains that look like ten fags? pic.twitter.com/21EgZZaeHH
- John Paynter (@JohnPaynter1970) September 17, 2020
The most tragic part of all of this is that Argos doesn't seem to realise it is the butt of the joke.
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When one Twitter user shared a picture of the curtains, along with the caption 'can't believe you are promoting this.... Smoking kills!!!', the customer service team replied: "I'm sorry but I'm not quite seeing the connection between the picture of our two-tone curtains and the message you have sent. Could you clarify what you mean by this?"
Thank you for getting in touch.
I'm sorry but I'm not quite seeing the connection between the picture of our two-tone curtains and the message you have sent. Could you clarify what you mean by this?
- Argos Helpers (@ArgosHelpers) September 17, 2020
The penny only dropped once the teasing Twitter user tagged Specsavers in the thread, after which point the Argos customer service team replied: "Oh no I've just looked again and seen it. I feel silly now.
Maybe @Specsavers would actually be in order here."
As if this whole fiasco couldn't get any more embarrassing, Specsavers then chimed up with the offer of an eye test:
The product code for an eye test is "Sp3c/S4v3rs
- Specsavers (@Specsavers) September 17, 2020
But while you may have been tickled by the silly ciggy curtains, it's worth noting that they are currently on sale, down to just £5.99 ($7.75) from £15.00 ($19.41) - so they could be a cheaper and healthier alternative if you're trying to quit.
You can check out the curtains here.
LADbible has contacted Argos for comment.
Featured Image Credit: Argos