Ever since photos and footage of Mimi Faust and her boyfriend, Nikko’s, new sex tape dropped earlier this week, all anyone can seem to talk about is the shower rod used in the video, which was so strong that Faust was able to use it to hold herself up while she and Nikko, ahem, got dirty in the shower. Well, now it looks like all of those hilarious gifs and memes about how everyone’s going to ditch the Beyoncé “surfboard” trend and jump on the “Mimi shower rod” bandwagon were right because a new report claims that there’s now a national shortage of shower rods over Faust’s new sex tape.
According to TMZ, calls were made to Home Depots, Lowes, Walmarts and Targets across the country and employees from all stores are reporting that shower rods are flying off the shelves in the wake of the trailer release of Faust’s sex tape.
According to the site, one customer at The Home Depot said that the store was almost sold out of “Mimi-strength shower rods.”
One Twitter user even posted a photo of the brand of shower rods that were supposedly being used by Faust as being sold by Home Depot with a sign reading “Mimi Shower Rods.”
TMZ says that they went a step further and tried to reach out to higher-level officials at all of the stores, but have yet to hear back from any of them.
Well, it’s certainly a shocking story, but considering how people have been clamoring over these shower rods all week, it’s not that much of a stretch to think that there may actually be a shower rod shortage. Perhaps Faust should consider partnering with Kandi Burruss or some other sex toy giant and come out with her own brand of shower rods. –nicholas robinson