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While the Apple AirPods have been marginalised by many, one fashion retailer is now selling cheap knock-offs that don’t play music. Yay, fashion?
The act of misusing an object for posing purposes is nothing new. 1983 saw Corey Hart talk about it, noting that he wore his sunglasses at night (so he can see the light that’s right before his eyes) and 1997 saw Will Smith get jiggy with smoking, but not really, writing that: Ciga-cigar right from Cuba-Cuba/I just bite it/It’s for the look I don’t light it.
However, 2019 has granted us an even more fetid turd, as fashion retailer ASOS has started selling bootlegged AirPods that don’t actually play music.
It’s a strange turn of events, considering that the Apple products (retail $159) are already seen as either post-capitalism at its moronic, or Apple’s customers at their most effete.
Yeah I don’t find AirPod jokes funny.
It’s not original and it’s really very rude to comment on the cost of someone else’s belongings.
I saved for these fuckers and now every time I wear them I’m made to feel like I’ve done something wrong.
— Big Daddy Blü 💙 (@BluTheDragon) August 30, 2019
Which, of course, makes the fake version of a needless fashion accessory a pickle beyond the jar of taste and reason.
People took AirPod jokes literally and ready to show their W2s to prove to people they’re rich too 🤣🤣
— The Perfect Personal Statement (@jayemonet) January 8, 2019
However, the hot-air-pods are substantially cheaper than the originals, setting you back a mere $10 each. Power to the people, I guess.