Pinterest Parable #2: The Bloody Bath Mat

pinned to Amazing Furniture by Mikala Lain, sold by Spinning Hat, submitted by Erin

This ‘bloody’ bath mat has been re-pinned thousands of time with the caption, “Turns red when you step on it.”

This was pinned, of course, without a source link from a random Tumblr, and people just kept re-pinning it without questioning what the hell it was they were sharing.

So, yeah, this is obviously not real. The white bath mat comes printed with the bloody red footprints, and you can buy it here.  There’s a matching shower curtain, too.

Sigh. Wouldn’t it be cool if it really did turn red when you stepped on it?

But it doesn’t. So please stop re-pinning it that way, OK?

Moral of the story?


P.S. Don’t miss the comments on the original pin when you click the image!

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2 Responses to Pinterest Parable #2: The Bloody Bath Mat

  1. Jes says:

    Friendly notice, this IS a real product. Check

    • wtfpinterest says:

      Friendly reply, it doesn’t bleed when you step on it, which is the guise under which it was repeatedly repinned, as I mentioned in my post. If by ‘real’ you mean ‘it exists’, yes, I know it exists…that is why I linked to where one might buy the product if one were so inclined. 🙂

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