Alice Vaughn is the famous creator of Offensive Crayons, an adults-only box of crayons
with names like Boner Bill Blue, Miscarriage Maroon, and Privilege (White), the inappropriately- named crayons have been banned from Amazon for “insulting children and Caucasians”.

Vaughn is also the co-host and producer of the popular comedy sex positive podcast, Two Girls One Mic: The Porncast

What are Offensive Crayons?

Offensive Crayons is a unique and controversial product that diverges from traditional crayon sets by featuring names and themes that are intentionally offensive and politically incorrect.
These crayons are targeted towards adults, with the brand emphasizing their non-traditional and blunt nature.
The colors have names that are designed to be direct and irreverent, moving away from the standard names like “goldenrod” or “violet” found in typical crayon boxes.

The product range includes various editions of crayons, each with a distinct theme. For instance, there are crayons with names that poke fun at or reference various sensitive and controversial topics. The brand continually adds new colors and even offers holiday-themed editions.
There’s an opportunity for customers to submit their own ideas for crayon names, showing the brand’s engagement with its audience.

Initially, Offensive Crayons faced some challenges, including being banned on Amazon for content deemed inappropriate.
However, they have since been made available again for purchase online.

The brand’s marketing and product design clearly target an adult audience, emphasizing that these are not suitable for children due to their offensive nature.
They have been positioned as a novelty or gag gift, appealing to those who appreciate humor that pushes the boundaries of political correctness.

Questions I Asked Alice Vaughn

  • How does someone get into the crayon business?
  • What the heck are offensive crayons?
  • How did you find your manufacturers and designers?
  • I searched Amazon and your brand name as big organic demand, but your brand is not there… and I see many opportunistic sellers trying something similar
  • Where else are you banned from?
  • What are some things that have made you viral?
  • You posted the “bad press” on the banner of your home page??
  • What do you think it is that makes a product go viral?
  • How have you overcome being banned from multiple platforms and still selling over six figures?
  • What’s the deal with Amazon?
  • You used to work in trademark
  • What do people NOT know about the trademark that they should know?

Quin Amorim, Host of Amazon FBA Selling Online Podcast