Williams-Sonoma pulls pressure cookers from Mass. store shelves

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkWohlers/status/325335424639832064

Wonder if he had any idea how prescient that tweet would prove to be.

In a move that is sure to prevent future terrorist attacks, the hugely popular cookware retailer is stepping up to the plate and temporarily removing pressure cookers from shelves in its Massachusetts stores:

Culinary terrorists have won. MT @reason: Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers From Shelves ow.ly/2wn1gr

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) April 23, 2013

Authorities believe the Tsarnaev brothers constructed pressure cooker bombs to carry out their deadly attack at the Boston Marathon, so it stands to reason that selling similar pots would be disrespectful:

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma also has a local branch at Legacy Place in Dedham.

Oh. Dear. Lord.

Williams Sonoma pulled pressure cookers off their shelves in Massachusettes out of respect! Terrorists won apparently.

— Anna L. morris (@WDTnow) April 23, 2013

@williamssonoma Out of respect? Respect for who, exactly? You are giving in 2 terrorists goals and are going to incite outrage. Good luck!!!

— RT (@wideglide7) April 23, 2013

Dear Williams Sonoma: Pressure cookers don’t kill people. Rather than ‘respect’, it shows great disrespect to stop selling in MA. #

— Baron (@BaronVonAwesom) April 23, 2013

Why stop at pressure cookers, though? There are plenty of other assault kitchen utensils and cookware out there:

Williams-Sonoma has pulled all the pressure cookers from its shelves in Massachusetts. (You guys know you sell knives…right?)

— Angela (@_AngelaMorabito) April 23, 2013

Yes, @kbcudney, but think about all the things @williamssonoma sells that could be used to kill or hurt someone – Do they just close down?

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 23, 2013

Dear @williamssonoma, it’s only a matter of time b4 someone uses kitchen knives & panini makers to wreak havoc, please stop selling them.

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) April 23, 2013

@williamssonoma still featuring potential explosives on website: williams-sonoma.com/m/products/la-…

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) April 23, 2013

Hmm, couldn’t this be used to hide a small bomb, @williamssonoma? williams-sonoma.com/m/products/bea…

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) April 23, 2013

Serial killers can purchase this from @williamssonoma, no background check: williams-sonoma.com/m/products/wus…

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) April 23, 2013

Waiting to see if @williamssonoma are going to pull scissors and knives off the shelves. Also, cheese graters kill.

— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) April 23, 2013

Also sold at @williamssonoma a Champagne Saber….Saber? Even sounds scary. twitter.com/conkc2/status/…

— Kimberly C(@conkc2) April 23, 2013

@stephenkruiser @williamssonomai was stabbed with a fork once!!!

— Forrest (@acman407) April 23, 2013

Needless to say, Twitterers don’t have much respect for Williams-Sonoma:

https://twitter.com/notjessewalker/status/326755117799985152

Whoa Williams-Sonoma, way to cave.

— Rachael (@x_1013_x) April 23, 2013

Seriously, @williamssonoma ? Please tell me you’re kidding about pulling pressure cookers… That’s pretty moronic if true!

— Professor Why (@Professor_Why) April 23, 2013

Think about what Williams-Sonoma is doing here. Which ethnic groups use pressure cookers the most in their cuisine? #DogWhistle

— Leslie Dowd (@LADowd) April 23, 2013

So Williams-Sonoma, are you saying that as a Bostonian-Arab-American, I’m going to look too SCARY if I buy your pressure-cooker this week?

— Leslie Dowd (@LADowd) April 23, 2013

Dear @williamssonoma: Stop it, you look ridiculous – cc: @reason

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 23, 2013

So stupid, @williamssonoma. So stupid.

— Olliander (@ollieblog) April 23, 2013

@williamssonoma is getting free advertising based on complete stupidity masked as sympathy. #underpressure

— Jamie Williams (@michituckygirl) April 23, 2013

Williams-Sonoma is pulling pressure cookers off the shelves. How long before you have to go to a gun shop to buy one? #tcot

— DanStlMo (@DanStlMo) April 23, 2013

Memo to #WilliamsSonoma: two maggot terrorists don’t determine the products you sell. You do. Please review at the next board mtg. Thanks.

— Sean (@massSNAFU) April 23, 2013

RT @stephenkruiser: What’d I tell ya? RT @reason Williams-Sonoma Concedes Victory to Terrorists, Pulls Pressure Cookers From Shelves…

— Fingers Malloy (@FingersMalloy) April 23, 2013

Good grief. We were kidding! RT @reason Williams-Sonoma Concedes Victory to Terrorists, Pulls Pressure Cookers From Shelves…

— Renna (@RennaW) April 23, 2013

Thank you, @williamssonoma, for respecting the NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT PRESSURE COOKERS. #KruiserFeelings

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) April 23, 2013

Go home @williamssonoma clearly, you’re drunk.

— LilMissRightie (@LilMissRightie) April 23, 2013

Hey Williams-Sonoma, here’s something to consider while you’re punishing Massachusetts cooks:

I’m just saying, if I’m buying a pressure cooker solely for the purpose of blowing it up, I’m going cheaper than Williams-Sonoma

— Brandon Larrabee (@BylineBrandon) April 23, 2013

@dloesch Yeah, terrorists are going to shop at Williams-Sonoma, when they can get a pressure cooker for $9.99 at Wal-Mart

— Jacqueline Barron (@PatriotJackiB) April 23, 2013

There you go.

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