Amazon pulls down products hurting religious sentiment from website
Amazon, the e-commerce platform, took down its products after it suffered backlash on Twitter for allegedly selling toilet seats, foot and doormats, rugs, curtains, shoes, etc., with disrespectful prints hurting religious sentiments.
The website had posted items with prints of Hindu Gods, Holy Cross, Darbar Sahib, temples, national flag, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on the products on May 16 after which the hurt Twitteratis protested with #BoycottAmazon trending furiously.
The first one to go was Anshul Saxena who tweeted, “How many times you will hurt the sentiments of Hindus? Why do you do this every year, every time? Till when will this continue? Will it ever stop?”
Soon several Indians uninstalled the app from their mobile phones and cancelled their scheduled orders to Amazon.
According to a report, an Amazon source said, “All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subjected to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are being removed from the store.”
The e-commerce major had in 2016, too, put on sale similar items on its website.