An anonymous seller posted a photo of themselves on Depop in a stolen train seat cover and advertised it as a crop top.
Depop is a social shopping platform where users can sell vintage or previously worn clothes for a fraction of the original price.
The U.K.-based post showed a woman in a Chiltern Railways seat cover that read, “Keep this seat free to maintain social distancing when possible.” The caption added that the seller had “different sizes” and listed the tops for sale at £15 (approximately $20 USD).
The popular Twitter account, Depop Drama, circulated the post to its 56,000 followers with the caption, “I am lost for words.”
Twitter had a field day with the top.
“Depop is like an alternate universe in itself I swear,” one user replied.
“That’s shocking,” another added. “I think I respect it.”
“Imagine stealing an item that was in public that many people have certainly touched and then using that item as a piece of clothing,” a third user pointed out.
The Twitter account for Chiltern Railways — which is a British rail company — was, naturally, dragged into the drama.
Hi there, thanks for letting us know about this, we've raised to the relevant team.
— Chiltern Railways (@chilternrailway) January 7, 2021
Unfortunately, the railway’s mention of a “relevant team” only further fueled the frenzy.
“I need to know specifically what relevant team deals with this,” a person replied.
In a twist nobody on Twitter saw coming, the Depop poster actually made their own version of the sign and posted it on Depop, hiking up the price to £20 (around. $27 USD).
IM CRYIFNKFFG SHE JUST POSTED THIS pic.twitter.com/y3t3jmcoUv
— BLOND JUNGKOOK ♡⁷ GRAMMY NOMINATED BTS (@cinpai) January 8, 2021
Eagle-eyed Twitter users were quick to point out that the user credited “Children Railways” on their version of the crop top — concluding that the seller misread “Chiltern Railways” on the original sign.
“I know she’s not charging £20 for a sharpied cloth,” one user wrote.
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