Amazon’s Down’s syndrome T-shirts ‘promote hate’, says Coventry woman

Amazon's Down's syndrome T-shirts 'promote hate', says Coventry woman

picture captionLiz Crowther (l) and her daughter Heidi Carter stated they have been upset on the T-shirts being offered

A lady with Down’s syndrome was left “offended and upset” when she noticed Amazon promoting T-shirts with the slogan “Let’s Make Down’s Syndrome Extinct”.

Heidi Carter, from Coventry, stated when she first found the objects on-line she was “practically crying my eyes out”.

Her mom Liz Crowther accused Amazon of selling hate speech.

The corporate has since eliminated the product after complaints and a petition, which now has greater than 25,000 signatures.

Chatting with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Information, Ms Crowther stated: “I am simply disgusted anybody would wish to make them or put on them.”


picture captionMs Crowther stated stated the slogan was “not acceptable”

She stated it was “not acceptable” for such phrases for use, including: “It’s hate speech towards individuals with Down’s syndrome.”

Down’s syndrome is a genetic situation which usually impacts somebody’s studying and bodily options.

The T-shirts – which bear an analogous slogan to ones referring to coronavirus or most cancers – have been offered in March after which eliminated however have now appeared once more, she stated.

“When you have a look at the Amazon coverage on hate speech, they speak about racial, sexual, spiritual intolerance and they won’t promote organisations with such views, [and] they may even take away listings that graphically painting violence, all victims of violence, however there may be nothing within the coverage about hate speech for incapacity,” she stated.

“So, that may proceed hate speech for incapacity till they alter their insurance policies.”

In a press release, Amazon stated: “All sellers should comply with our promoting pointers and people who don’t will likely be topic to motion together with potential elimination of their account.”

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Associated Subjects

  • Coventry

  • Hate speech
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Amazon


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