Troye Sivan and his bottomless bowl. Image: Instagram via @TroyeSivan

Troye Sivan and his bottomless bowl. Image: Instagram via @TroyeSivan

Troye Sivan’s 13K ‘bottomless’ bowl sparks outrage

Troye Sivan’s promotion of a seemingly absurd R 13K ‘bottomless’ bowl, had fans and critics alike confused.

Troye Sivan and his bottomless bowl. Image: Instagram via @TroyeSivan

Troye Sivan and his bottomless bowl. Image: Instagram via @TroyeSivan

Australian singer and actor Troye Sivan recently found himself at the centre of a social media storm after promoting what he described as a “bottomless” brass bowl on Instagram.


The bowl, priced at $700 (R 13,406.40), immediately drew criticism from fans and followers alike.

It ignited a fiery debate on the absurdity of celebrity-endorsed products and the ever-expanding realm of consumerism, according to the New York Post.

Sivan, known for his musical talents and creative endeavours, shared his affection for the bowl. He proclaimed it as his “favourite thing.”

However, his enthusiasm was met with scepticism. Many questioned the functionality and value of a bowl without a bottom.


“This is crazy. That’s a ring,” remarked one commenter.

It encapsulated the sentiment of many who viewed the promotional post, as reported by Elle.

Another echoed the sentiment, stating, “There’s no such thing as a bottomless bowl, that’s a severely overpriced ring/hoop.”

The backlash extended beyond the questionable utility of the bowl.


It delved into broader critiques of celebrity culture and the proliferation of celebrity-branded products. “These celebrity brands are getting more ridiculous and obnoxious each time,” lamented one observer.

This highlighted a growing trend in which celebrities leverage their fame to market often extravagant and silly items.

Amidst the uproar, some aimed at the price tag attached to Sivan’s bowl.

“I’m sure someone will find this piece ‘artsy’ and ‘nouveau’ … go ahead and pay $700 for it.

I don’t care one way or another but this is consumerism at its highest level of stupidity,” remarked a critic. This pointed out a broader sentiment of society and excessive consumer spending and consumption.


The “bottomless” bowl, is a collaboration between artist Joel Adler and Carlton-based studio Tsu Lange Yor, where Sivan serves as creative director, according to The News.

The bowl comes in two sizes.

Sivan pitched the smaller bowl as ideal for “keys, wallet, headphones,” while the larger version is suited for “perishables like tomatoes, citrus, and squash.”

Despite the controversy surrounding its design and hefty price tag, the bowls have found their way into the market.


They offer buyers the option to indulge in what some perceive as avant-garde artistry and others dismiss as luxury spending.

In a world where celebrity influence reigns supreme and consumerism knows no bounds, Sivan’s promotion of the “bottomless” bowl serves as a reminder of the power dynamics at play in the realm of celebrity endorsements and the allure of the absurd.

As the debate rages on, one thing remains clear: whether you view it as a stroke of artistic genius or a blatant display of excess, the “bottomless” bowl has undeniably left its mark on the landscape of celebrity culture and consumerism. It has sparked conversations that extend far beyond its seemingly bottomless depths.