Somehow, some way, Amazon was selling apparel with a picture of the pyramids and the phrase “Slavery Gets Sh*t Done.” In midst of the H&M being under fire for running a racist advertisement, I feel like the company should have known better. This apparel is blatantly racist and extremely offensive. In today’s world where people seem to be offended by just about everything, it would probably be good business to avoid selling extremely racist products. Apparently, the company was carrying these items through third-party sellers, so I guess they aren’t entirely to blame. Although the clothing was promptly removed after it caught the companies attention, so I don’t think we should boycott Amazon. A spokesman for Amazon has gone to comment on the disgusting pieces of clothing.
“The products in question are no longer available. All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account The products in question are no longer available.”
.@amazon how lovely is this? A little white boy with a highly insensitive and ignorant ‘Slavery Gets Shit Done’ bib on. Hmm.. did they pick the cotton right amazon? Or no? Gotta love 2018, what a great start. #Amazon #BOYCOTTAMAZON pic.twitter.com/DKKLFH4JKJ
— Grace Croft (@Queen___Grace) January 19, 2018
Don’t blame Amazon blame the disgusting sellers or companies selling anything making light of slavery. Think about the millions of people who are enslaved around the world right now. This isn’t something that is in the past folks, our country was built on slavery and we enforced it for hundreds of years. Some people may say leave the past in the past but the harsh reality is it’s extremely naive to believe slavery is extinct in our world. Amazon didn’t comment on the racist apparel but they did remove it from their website because it fell under the category of “products that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.” Obviously, Twitter was rightfully disgusted and disappointed that the apparel ever went up on the site.