Amazon criticised over ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ caps

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Amazon criticised over 'Black Lives Don't Matter' caps

By Charlie Jones
BBC Information

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picture captionAmazon has since taken down the hats from sale and mentioned sellers should comply with their pointers

A barrister has criticised Amazon for promoting hats with the slogan “Black Lives Do not Matter”, marketed as being elegant and a “good current”.

Alexandra Wilson, from Essex, mentioned it was “actually embarrassing” the corporate was promoting the caps and questioned whether or not it had any checks in place.

Amazon has since eliminated the hats, which have been being offered by a 3rd occasion.

Final week the retailer confronted criticism for

selling T-shirts with the slogan “Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct”.

Ms Wilson, 25, who has beforehand been the topic of racist abuse, mentioned it was “actually disappointing” it took a while for the hats to be taken down.

She mentioned she wished to verify the merchandise was by no means offered once more.

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picture captionAlexandra Wilson, who specialises in household and felony regulation, reported the merchandise to Amazon

“A number of individuals reported it and racist materials must be eliminated instantly,” she mentioned.

“Web sites like Amazon positively have to have higher checks in place for each their descriptions and photographs as a result of this is not the primary time one thing like this has occurred.”

The hat, which value £12.96, was described by the vendor as “prime quality” with a “distinctive and trendy” design which was “eye catching”. It mentioned the hat’s “elegant” look made it a “good current” for household and buddies.

In an announcement, Amazon mentioned: “All sellers should comply with our promoting pointers and those that don’t might be topic to motion together with potential elimination of their account. The product in query is now not out there.”

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