eBay pulls plug on pundit's 'Obama in Pee Pee'
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Online auction site eBay pulled the plug on Wednesday on the sale of a Barack Obama bobblehead doll seemingly pickled in urine by a flamboyant right-wing US talk show host.
Bidding for what Glenn Beck titled "Obama in Pee Pee" reached US$11,000 (S$13,448) before eBay sent him an email stating: "You listed an item that contains urine. We do not allow the sale of bodily waste. Please do not relist."
On his Twitter account, Beck - a Tea Party hero who says the United States is losing its core values and tumbling into socialism under Obama - denounced eBay's move an "injustice" and "censorship." He also urged fans to rally behind him via social media.
One enterprising eBayer from Louisiana responded by selling, for US$4.15, a full-color, two-page computer printout of Beck's listing, made when bidding had reached US$9,600.