OFF THE MARKET Swedish man's eBay offer to wed anti-Trumper nixed
The auction site eBay reportedly removed a post from a Swedish man looking for quick cash by marrying an upset American leaving the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s Tuesday election victory.
American worried about Trump? This Swede will marry youhttps://t.co/85mmxA9jhU pic.twitter.com/GLlb9kavrp
— The Local Sweden (@TheLocalSweden) November 10, 2016
Gustav Hallén offered his hand in marriage — and Swedish citizenship — for a cool $50,000. He wrote that he was in “overall good physical health and a fine specimen,” despite some “minor eye problems.”
Hallén said he wanted to lighten the mood online. “It felt like a fun thing for my friends on Facebook: the feeling there was so gloomy I thought I could maybe take the problem on from another angle, with a lot of irony, and invite people to laugh a bit instead,” he told The Local.
His offer continued, “Why not move to a better place, like Sweden? Open for all suggestions female, male and others.”
The website apparently felt otherwise. Hallén told SBS eBay informed him: “You are not allowed to sell freedom, (and) you’re not allowed to sell people.”
A slew of celebrities had vowed to leave the United States in protest after Trump won. Cher threatened to move to outer space.
There was no official comment from eBay.