AceShowbiz - Stephanie Matto has defended herself after accused of rip-off for selling farts in jars that cost $1,000 each. Responding to the backlash, the former star of "90 Day Fiance" explained that the price is worth the effort she puts into producing the natural scent.
"When you take into account the cost of shipping and handling," she said in a video posted on her YouTube channel, "the amount of food I have to eat in order to produce the farts, the amount of energy and exertion it goes into creating those farts, the flower petals that go into the fart jars which then capture the scent and also every single fart jar comes with a handwritten note, that takes time."
"Time equals money," the 31-year-old argued. "So when you total up everything, all of the effort and the natural resources that go into creating this once-in-a-lifetime product, then it really is a good deal when you think about it."
In another video posted on TikTok on December 15, Stephanie brushed off the criticism after she revealed that she made $45,000 in one week from selling jarred farts. "People judging me for selling my jarred farts. Them not knowing I've made over 100k and own a beautiful home and multiple cars," so she claimed.
Stephanie boasted about her successful gassy gig in a now-viral video posted on the same platform back in November. "Now, why do people buy my farts in a jar? I honestly think it's because I have a really good personality, and also because I'm hot," she said with a wink. The founder of X-rated subscription site called Unfiltrd added, "It's a business."
She later shared the process of making the jarred farts, which come with flower petals because they "attach the scent and make it last longer," in a video titled "day in the life of a girl who sells her farts in a jar." She started her morning by having high-protein foods such as beans, yogurt, protein muffin and hardboiled eggs. "While I wait for those farts to develop, I like to read-I'm very smart, I like to read-and then when I'm ready to go I, you know, do my job," she said.
The reactions were quick to come in, with one commenting on her video, "Mother of God, I'm done with this world." Another TikTok user was not impressed with her hustle, "Absolutely zero self respect with this one."
On why Stephanie began the peculiar business, she told BuzzFeed, "I thought farts were super niche, but also something fun, quirky and different." She explained, "Working on my own adult-friendly platform these past few months has made me very aware of the different types of niches and markets that are out there. Over the years, I've gotten a few messages from men and women wanting to buy my worn bras, panties, hair, bath water, etc."
Stephanie starred on "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days" as one-half of the first same-sex couple to be featured on the TLC franchise.