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Is The Online Marketplace Etsy Connected To Pizzagate?

Now, I am no art expert, but who pays tens of thousands of dollars for pizza art? More specifically, images of children eating pizza?

The Etsy online marketplace, a website for artists to sell their goods, has seen some incredibly strange high-price listings on the website recently. A bunch of pictures of children eating pizza. Prices range, but some are selling for 5 figures.

Many in the online community are drawing attention to the strange listings and sounding the alarm that they may potentially be connected to the Pizzagate scandal and could indicate a human trafficking operation.

In such an operation what is really being sold is a human being and the ‘art’ would act as a sort of token—this is what people are getting at.

Of course, it could also represent something as benign as yet another opportunist on Etsy trying their luck by selling some tawdry item for exorbitant prices.

This is Etsy we are talking about here, and if Etsy is known for one thing it is people selling ridiculous things for outrageous prices. Still, the images are strange, to say the least.

It’s one thing to sell a pillow for $5,000, it’s another thing entirely to sell images of children eating pizza—everyone knows that a picture of a child eating pizza is contentious now that the Pizzagate controversy has become widespread.

Take a look through the images below and let me know what you think is going on, is this just someone trying to make money for nothing, or does it represent something more sinister?

Newsweek attempted to downplay the alleged connection between Pizzagate and the Etsy listings, but take a look at what they had to say:

They carry even heftier price tags, with the highest exceeding $32,700. A “rare find” listing showing a child in a knitted ensemble is up for more than $35,000.

In a check by Newsweek, all of the listings and their associated accounts have been deleted as of press time. There is no evidence to suggest that Etsy was involved in any illegal activity.

Newsweek has contacted representatives of Etsy via email for comment.

Liz Crokin shared this investigative article from Evie Magazine regarding the alleged Etsy and Pizzagate Scandal and encouraged everyone to check it out.

The Associated Press likewise painted these claims as ‘baseless’:

In a statement to The Associated Press, Etsy, an online marketplace known for handmade and vintage items, said the claims are baseless and that it has found no evidence to suggest that the listings posed a risk to child safety.

The statement also noted that the listings were removed because they seemed to have unreasonably high prices and did not appear to be legitimate. An image of a pepperoni pie priced at more than $10,000 was taken down after it was flagged to Etsy by the AP.


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