Cobwebs and a black widow on Lululemon merchandise


‘This is why you should clean your clothes after buying’: TikToker finds cobwebs, black widow on merchandise at Lululemon

'I'd sue for emotional distress.'


Elizabeth Rose

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 13, 2022   Updated on Feb 28, 2022, 1:27 pm CST

A TikTok video making its rounds on the For You page will make you think twice before putting on clothing from a store without giving them a good wash first.

The viral video with 8 million views shows a woman looking through a rack of workout tops at what appears to be a Lululemon pop-up shop.

“Can we talk about the cobwebs,” she says as she shuffles through the clothes, breaking apart clumps of web.

That’s when it happens. She spots a large black spider with a red bottom on the shirts and screams. It appears to be the culprit of the massive web weaved throughout the clothes.

@els22022 #fyp #lululemon #blackwidow ♬ original sound – Ellen Danz

“My heart stopped when I saw the black widow,” one person wrote in the video’s comment section.

“This is why you should clean your clothes after buying,” another person adds.

“I’d sue for emotional distress,” another commenter pointed out.

People were also blowing up the comments and asking what happened next. Others wanted to know the location of this store, to ensure they never go.

In a follow-up video, the creator @els22022 shows a Lululemon worker grabbing the shirt with the spider on it and taking it outside.

“Don’t worry about shopping this location, it shutdown a week later,” the video is captioned, paired with the hashtag #popup.

@els22022 Reply to @andrea_english #lululemon #Part2 #fyp #blackwidow don’t worry about shopping this location, it shutdown a week later #popup @torrkro ♬ original sound – Ellen Danz

The worker appears to be just as freaked out about the huge spider. The final video of the saga is a montage of photos of the big spider on the sidewalk outside the store.

“Flame torch it,” a viewer wrote on the video.

The Daily Dot reached out to @els22022 via TikTok comment and Lululemon via email but did not immediately hear back.

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*First Published: Feb 13, 2022, 8:25 am CST