Labor Day is kinda silly. We already talked about that silliness earlier today. But the beloved condom makers over at Durex decided to troll the hell out of everyone to take their minds off all the labor going down on this pointless holiday, and briefly sent Twitter into a proper frenzy while simultaneously forcing everyone to think really hard about what exactly an eggplant tastes like:
Hmmm. I can't seem to place it. Squash? Cucumber? I don't know. After letting the seemingly real and touchingly emoji-inspired announcement find its way into a swath of excited headlines, Durex decided to come clean:
"Durex knows there is no place for an aubergine when it comes to safe sex," a Durex spokesperson later told the Mirror, possibly while enjoying some grilled aubergine (a.k.a. eggplant). "It's just as questionable, in fact, as a decision not to introduce a Safe Sex Emoji to empower young people to talk about sex, safely, in a language they are comfortable with."
Before Durex dropped the curtain on their well-intended eggplant trickery, Twitter couldn't help but ponder what such a condom might do for the wonderful world of safe, vegetable-flavored intercourse:
As fun as it is to argue about the potential value of a condom that tastes like eggplant, the message is a dope one: USE CONDOMS. Also, cop yourself one of these for a truly eggplant-friendly coitus experience.