Argos sell out of curtains mocked for looking like cigarettes after they go viral

ARGOS has sold out of curtains that look like lined-up cigarettes – after they went viral.

The website no longer has them for sale after the distinctive design became the butt of social media user's jokes.

It comes after customers spotted the similarities to a pack of fags, with people apparently rushing out to get them.

Shoppers likened the curtains to a 10-pack of Benson & Hedges and some tweeted Argos to ask what they were thinking. 

An Argos spokesman told the Sun Online they were a "clearance item".

One said they were so bad she wouldn’t pay "a quid for them”.

Another said: “@Argos_Online Why do your new curtains look like Richmond superkings!”

The retailer advertised "Home Printed Border Unlined Eyelet Curtains" for £5.99 online – but they are no longer available online.

Argos describes the curtains as helping the customer “to liven up a room” which “give you lots of natural light and plenty of privacy”.

One shopper said they “won’t be a good buy for someone thinking of quitting smoking” and another called the design “vile”.

It’s not the first time Argos has raised eyebrows with a quirky design.

In 2017 the company sparked festive sniggers with jokers claiming an upside down Christmas tree resembled public hair.

The decoration which cost an eye-watering £189.99 was mocked when it appeared online.

Last month, Argos revealed they would no longer be printing their iconic catalogue and will instead list products online.

Almost one billion copies were printed over the 47 years since it began.

Simon Roberts, chief executive of Argos' parent company Sainsbury's said: "As most customers are now browsing and ordering online, we have decided that the time is right to stop printing the Argos catalogue.

"Removing the printed catalogue helps us to flex our range and offers and to be more competitive on price."

Two editions of the catalogue have been printed each year since 1973 – letting customers browse in store or take it home with them.

At one point it was the most printed publication in Europe.

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