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IKEA Launches Range Of Couches To Celebrate Pride Month And WTF Is Up With The Bisexual One?

IKEA Launches Range Of Couches To Celebrate Pride Month And WTF Is Up With The Bisexual One?

 

IKEA have released “a series of one-of-a-kind slipcovers inspired by the colours of different Pride flags, and the lived experiences from a wide spectrum of gender and sexual identities they represent,” but all everyone can talk about is ‘what’s up with the Bisexual couch!’

Called Love Seats the colourful couches were created in celebration of this year’s Pride Month. Unfortunately these are not going to be manufactured and sold in stores but fans still love them.

“This partnership is our way of helping artists in different communities express themselves on a large platform in a way that’s been tricky during COVID-19,” said Claudia Mayne, Ikea Canada’s director of marketing communications. “Each Love Seat was designed in collaboration with a community member and inspired by the colours and personal meaning of the corresponding flag. Each designer had the freedom to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The campaign also features LGBTQ+ people sharing their stories of “self-love, romantic love, family love, chosen love, or community love.”

While the range is super colourful and cute, it’s the bisexual one that has everyone talking. The slipcover was designed to represent the bisexual flag and is covered in textured pink, purple and blue handprints.

 

The love seat features the message, “When you change ‘or’ to ‘and,’ nobody believes you.” The line comes from a poem written by Brian Lanigan. The line refers to a previous relationship in which Lanigan’s ex didn’t accept his bisexuality.

“It’s not all of me, it’s part of me,” Lanigan told Ikea Canada. “That label only describes one section of my life and identity. My art and conversations don’t all have to be based around bisexuality. I can also simply exist.”

That’s all well and good but WHY is the bisexual couch covered in so many hands people want to know. The love seats have sparked a reaction from the queer community on Twitter. Many people seemed very uncomfortable with the whole thing.

 

 

 

You can check out the whole collection HERE.

 

Images: Ikea and Twitter

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at https://lovechrystal.com.au and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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