Digital Culture

Why is everyone on Twitter talking about this blue couch?

One person's trash...
By Elizabeth de Luna  on 
A photo of the blue couch on a background of tweets about it.
Credit: Credit: Mashable composite; Roche Bobois and the Twitter accounts of @pulptyranny, @WrittenByHanna, @zachsilberberg, @fonzfranc, @ds00za, @SaeedDiCaprio, @dieworkwear

TikTok creator Yafavv.Mandaa has divided Twitter, like so many before her. Earlier this week, she made a TikTok(opens in a new tab) documenting her rescue of a blue couch she found on a New York City sidewalk.

Free curb finds are one of the many joys of living in the city, but fabric furniture is often left out on purpose due to bed bugs or some other hygienic horror show. Plus, Yafavv says it was left out in the rain. So even though she swears she "cleaned" the couch with a handheld fabric vacuum before putting it in her living room, that thing should have been cleansed with fire.

The post made some New Yorkers queasy while others praised her good luck and opportunism. Which side do you fall on?

It started with a tweet... of a TikTok

Then it was dissected in the court of public opinion

Some suspected the couch might not be worth $8,000

For the record, Yafavv posted a second TikTok(opens in a new tab) of the designer tag to show it was worth thousands.

Then the blue couch became a meme

And now the brands have joined the conversation, so it's officially time to move on

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Elizabeth de Luna

Elizabeth is a culture reporter at Mashable covering digital culture, fandom communities, and how the internet makes us feel. Before joining Mashable, she spent six years in tech, doing everything from running a wifi hardware beta program to analyzing YouTube content trends like K-pop, ASMR, gaming, and beauty. You can find more of her work for outlets like The GuardianTeen Vogue, and MTV News right here(opens in a new tab)

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