Rainbow poppy ebay seller receives ‘vile and rude’ messages as controversy continues

Rainbow poppy ebay seller receives ‘vile and rude’ messages as controversy continues
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Posted on 8 Nov 2019

The ebay seller whose listing of a rainbow poppy badge caused a massive online controversy has been inundated with "vile and rude messages" since the row kicked off earlier this week.


The seller, whose username is 'vaikona', has been forced to close the listing as a result, even though it had made no mention of a link to the LGBT community. 

It’s now believed the row was caused by the assumption being made that, because the poppy was rainbow-coloured, it must have had a connection to the gay community. In reality, it was simply one of a variety of poppies which vaikona was selling in order to raise money for the British Legion.


Poppies are worn by people in the run-up to Remembrance Day - November the 11th - in honour of those who have died in the line of duty, and are traditionally red in colour.

However, the appearance of the rainbow poppy on vaikona’s ebay page saw one woman tweeting: "Why am I seeing rainbow poppies being made, not to be rude but there is a whole month dedicated to the LGBT community, can the heroes that fought for our country have the ONE day to be remembered without it being about sexuality. It's going too far now."


The tweet went viral and kickstarted a major row.

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