Thursday, August 17, 2006

Peaches charity underwear auction in eBay controversy

News: NME, UK

Peaches' underpants have being removed from eBay after the online auction site deemed the lot "unsuitable" for sale.

The singer is among a string of artists who have donated personal items and time to raise money for Three Gut Records founder and visual artist Tyler Clark Burke.

The auction is aiming to raise money to buy Burke, who is experiencing family health problems, a home. Twenty per cent of the proceeds will also go to charity Habitat For Humanity.

However the site's administrators deemed the used thong donated by Peaches as unsuitable for sale via eBay.

"The Peaches auction was yanked because it was apparently against the eBay adult content mandate - no used underwear, no matter what," Burke told NME.COM, before adding that fans still have a chance of buying the old pair of pants.

"What I'm going to do is actually auction off a ball of peach yarn so eBay won't pull it again," said Burke. "The winner of this yarn will also get a free pair of used Peaches' thong undies, which I'll explain on my site, not on eBay. She's donated a nice pink mesh thong."

Along with the underwear, other lots in the auction include the chance to have Broken Social Scene write a song about you and the opportunity to pen a track with Feist.

For the full list of auctions go to

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