‘Teddy Bear’ Made From Chicken Skin Has Terrified Internet Users Crying Fowl
By Mikelle Leow, 10 Aug 2018
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Anyone who called ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ from the 2018 live action Christopher Robin film creepy hasn’t seen nothing yet. Another teddy bear is making its rounds not because it’s adorable, but because it’s simply not for the chicken-hearted despite what it’s made out of.
Twitter account ‘Best of Nextdoor’, which culls some of the most priceless listings on the social network platform for neighborhoods, recently shared an image of a ‘chicken teddy bear’ from someone by the name of Maggie.
The photo is even more terrifying than its name—it’s a plush toy made out of slivers of raw chicken skin. It looks naked in an unsavory way, and is perhaps stuffed with your greatest nightmares.
Interested in a chicken teddy bear, perhaps??? pic.twitter.com/17ZboDtbRw— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) August 7, 2018
According to the listing, the bear is priced at US$25 if you supply your own chicken, but US$35 if you’d rather have the handcrafter use their own chook. The toy is also “edible” and can be cooked, which is “great for family activity”—so you can eat your fears with your loved ones, maybe?
If you’re afraid your new friend might get cold, you can even pay a little more to have it clothed.
“[Who] woke up one day and was like, f*** chickens. I’m gonna make a chicken teddy bear!” said Twitter user ‘TheSparrowRayne’.
“This is like a Frankenstein version of ‘Build-a-Bear’,” wrote ‘TueHerlau’.
The item also made its way on the Good Morning New Orleans news show.
As novel as the idea seems, it actually went viral over the years, and was invented in 2013 by artist Victor Ivanov, who seemed to have regretted creating it.
“[I]t made me feel disgusted the entire time I was making it,”Ivanov said. “One should not know what it’s like to sew through skin.”
The real question is, if your lips accidentally brushed against the toy in your sleep, would you contract salmonella?
So.many.comments!. This is like a Frankenstein version of Build a Bear. I love: "Edible and can be cooked" - does this imply cooking is optional?— Tue Herlau (@TueHerlau) August 7, 2018
anyone who shared that chicken teddy bear should be legally required to reimburse your therapy copays— dj valenzuela (@ballerlibrarian) August 7, 2018
What in the actual fuck? Who the fuck woke up one day and was like... Fuck chickens. I'm gonna make a chicken teddy bear! Also who the fuck buys these? https://t.co/Yov5uCgu1V— Sparrow Rayne (@TheSparrowRayne) August 7, 2018
All I want for my birthday is to not see that teddy bear made of chicken anymore.— Hillary Estner (@hillrepute) August 7, 2018
people keep posting the teddy bear made of chicken and I never want to open this site again— Balrog (@BalrogGameRoom) August 8, 2018
My kid wanted a new teddy and there was some chicken past its use-by in the fridge so I thought, Kill two birds with one stone. Now my kid is bawling, my wife is shouting at me. Jeez. pic.twitter.com/E9hYa4Sd81— Alan Baxter (@AlanBaxter) August 7, 2018
This is how kids grow up and need therapy— Queen of the Geeks👑 (@K2togetherSSK) August 7, 2018
But would it come back as a teddy or a chicken?— Amy Rose (@SushiRollPhan) August 7, 2018
[via BuzzFeed News, images via various sources]
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