The woman who has been in a medically induced coma after she was left in a “nightmare” by a pink coat she purchased online said she is “not in a comatose state”.
“I’ve been in this coma for three days and I’ve got a couple of days off,” said the 29-year-old woman who wanted to remain anonymous.
“I’m not in any kind of coma.
I’m not at all.
I’ve been awake for two weeks.”
I’ve spent my entire life in this room and I have never had a nightmare before.
I don’t need a bed.
I could just lie down.
I think it is disgusting that people would make such a huge fuss about something that is just not even remotely true.””
The person who purchased the coat said they did so because it would make me feel more comfortable and it did,” the woman told The Age.
“I think it is disgusting that people would make such a huge fuss about something that is just not even remotely true.”
The incident has also drawn attention to how often people buy pink coats online, and whether they are sold with the intention of putting the woman in a false coma.
The woman’s story has sparked a debate on online shopping websites about the ethical and moral ramifications of buying online.
But while some have criticised online sellers for selling items that are “fake” and “not real”, the Australian Consumer Law Reform Group (ACLR) has urged authorities to keep an eye on the buying and selling practices of the people who are selling them.
“This particular individual may be aware of this and has been aware of the problem of selling items on sites like eBay and Amazon that are not compliant with the law,” the ACLR said in a statement.
“While it is impossible to know for certain whether this particular individual was aware of these problems, the consumer law is designed to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive conduct and to make sure the law is followed.”
“While this individual may not have known that it was against the law to purchase this product, the law does not need to be enforced.”