CB2 Slammed for Poking Fun at the Homeless with Lucky Beggar Wallet

Offensive product reminds people of poverty and collecting change

By Raluca Anghel on December 6th, 2012 13:01 GMT

Artist George Skelcher designed this interesting looking wallet, which got picked up by CB2. Unfortunately, not a lot of people reacted well to the “Lucky Beggar Wallet,” for some reason.

CB2, which is dubbed a cheaper version of Crate and Barrel, had to pull the product and apologize to customers.

Many believe that the wallet pokes fun at homeless people, who gather coins in an old coffee cup, which may appear as squashed as this wallet.

Perpetual Kid describes it as reminiscent of the "We Are Happy To Serve You" coffee cup, however Jezebel is more harsh.

"Ah, yes, the 'iconic' poverty of the New York City streets...," their blog on the product reads.

The wallet description is what angered most people.

"Inspired by the iconic blue and white coffee cup often seen in the hands of New York City panhandlers, this quirky wallet begs to be seen," CB2 advertises.

According to Huffington Post, the product was recalled. Did you find it offensive?
Lucky Beggar Wallet reminds people of poverty and collecting change
   Lucky Beggar Wallet reminds people of poverty and collecting change
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