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In a viral tweet, one user shared a screenshot apparently from Wayfair's website, writing: "Shopping for a coffee table and what Wayfair?"
In the photo, you can see a white and grey book with the title White Supremacy sitting on top of the white coffee table with brown wooden top.
The tome appears to be State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States, a 2011 study on racial inequality edited by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Moon-Kie Jung and João Helion Costa Vargas.
The tweet has racked up more than 27,000 likes and thousands of retweets, with people flocking to the comments to remark on the unusual choice of prop.
Some said the book selection was 'wild' and 'unacceptable', while others questioned why a different title hadn't been chosen for the set-up.
One person tweeted: "Lol what? You thought you could get away with this. I'm sorry this is just too ridiculous."
Someone else said: "Even the table looks shocked!!"
A third added: "I was so distracted by the fact that the coffee table looks like it has a smiling face hahaha I didn't even notice the handbook of racism there."
Tagging the retailer directly, a fourth added: "Like wtf is going on here?"
Meanwhile, others pointed out the nature of the book in question, saying it isn't quite what people think - but agreed it may not have been the best choice.
One explained: "It's not a book about racism the way you think. It's not agreeing with it at all. But honestly a bad take to even put it in the picture."
Another said: "Not the brightest marketing, but that book isn't about supporting white supremacy..."
A third added: "The book isn't as bad as I initially thought, but still, strange choice..."
The image for the '45.3" Rectangular Wood 2 Drawer Coffee Table With Storage' - which is listed for $224.99 (£175.28), down from $282.99 (£204.17) - appears to have since been taken down and replaced with a new photo showing an open book instead.
LADbible has contacted Wayfair for comment.
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