RUSH HOUR: Gorilla Lamp Goes Viral for a very Rude Reason

A UK department store’s $AU174 (£95) gorilla lamp has gone viral after a customer spotted the ape making what seems to be a very rude gesture.

J Farrers tweeted a picture of the orange felt lamp yesterday morning and wrote: “Debenhams seem to be selling a lamp whose base is a gorilla calling you a wanker.”

The snap was taken in their store in Milton Keynes, a town in southern England, but is available to buy online.

Debenhams describe the lamp — designed by London-based interior designer Abigail Ahern — as “a statement home piece from a distinctive range”.

But Ahern, lauded as the “high priestess of interiors” by Living Etc magazine, could not have imagined the smutty reaction her lamp would receive.

After J Farrers posted his hilarious snap, thousands of Twitter users retweeted the post and scores of people commented.