This is the Pleasure Cart. On Wednesday and Thursday, Trojan aims to use the cart to give out 10,000 vibrators across New York City. Wednesday, it was temporarily stationed in the Flatiron district, near BuzzFeed’s offices. Our own staffers on the ground said the line was 50 or 60 people deep when the stunt was broken up by police and the mayor’s office. Apparently, the Pleasure Cart didn’t have a permit. Of course, the saga also unfolded on Twitter.
In line for a free vibrator lol— Eye DoÃ±iego deFrance
Waiting in line for a free vibrator from Trojan… W @RhiaBatchelder hahah love New York too much— Cristina Simone
should’ve seen the diversity of race, class,sexuality and gender that were all n line for the vibrator give away. ALL adults enjoy good sex.— Chike Atu
And the letdown.
So much for that, the cops shut the cart down, don’t know how many ppl got their vibrators before nazi #nycpolice stomped on our excitement.— Melody Anthropy
No! Police shut down the free vibrator line!— Eye DoÃ±iego deFrance
Trojan tried to give away a few thousand free vibrators at 22nd and 5th ave but police shut it down due to lack or permit. Line was HUGE.— Jonathan Hinderliter
Went up the block to get my free vibrator courtesy of Trojan..and the man shut them down cu apparently they has thousands of people in line— Brittany
But ah, there is still hope!
- Justice Antonin Scalia, who served almost 30 years on the Supreme Court as one of its most prominent and influential conservative voices, died Saturday. He was 79.
- The four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager are believed to have died in a car crash in Sweden.
- And U.S. Republican presidential candidates had their nastiest debate yet in South Carolina last night 🇺🇸