Amazon removes Down’s syndrome t-shirts after backlash

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A group of mothers discovered the t-shirts on the website and took a screengrab to post on Twitter before Amazon removed them
// Amazon has been criticised for selling “hate crime” t-shirts
// The ecommerce giant removed the “Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct” t-shirts on Wednesday
// Twitter users discovered the t-shirts on the website and took a screengrab to post on social media

Amazon has received backlash for selling clothing labelled “Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct”.

The ecommerce giant was condemned by users who took to social media to express concerns over the slogan t-shirts.

A group of mothers discovered the t-shirts on the website and took a screengrab to post on Twitter before Amazon removed the products from its platform on Wednesday.


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One user raised the issue by accusing Amazon of a “hate crime”.

Amazon has not commented on the matter.

This is not the first time Amazon has been embroiled in controversy.

Last year, Amazon was slammed for selling Holocaust-themed Christmas ornaments. In 2018, numerous items such as Swastika coins, Waffen-SS figurines, painting kits and stamps commemorating Hitler were readily available on its platform.

Despite the controversy, Amazon has continued to appeal to a wider market with its sustainable values.

Last month, Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos committed $10 billion (£7.7 billion) of his personal wealth to fund scientists, activists, non-profits and other groups fighting to protect the environment.

He told followers on Instagram a new “Bezos Earth Fund” would start to distribute cash within months.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Would those mothers also complain about T shirts saying:

    Let’s make measles extinct or Alzheimer extinct.

    How can it be a hate crime to want to make a genetic illness extinct?

    Yet again a major retailer gets bullied by a tiny number of woke activists.

    • That was my thought as well. I believe that’s actually the agenda behind these shirts. I don’t believe it was to cause any harm.

      • COMPLETELY different and you know it is! A person with Down syndrome can live a happy content life. It isn’t an ‘illness’ and isn’t something to be wiped out you sick so and so’s!! Measles and dementia are illnesses that quite rightly should have a cure. Not even comparable.

  2. It is still available for sale today , Saturday on Amazon. Co. Uk. Complaint lodged by phone to Amazon Customer Care and they have confirmed in writing that they will look into it. Let’s see if they act on this. It is still there!

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