Has Amazon totally lost its marbles?
With huge distaste I have reproduced the t shirt they are offering for sale from American Apparel. This is a product they are selling on their web site. The item is currently unavailable but they have not removed the image. I find it totally offensive and repugnant.
If you do too, let Amazon know. You can leave a comment under the item itself or you can with a bit of clicking, send them an email offering feedback.
This is what I sent them:
I am writing to express my total disgust that you have on sale a T shirt featuring the hugely offensive words ‘Keep Calm and Hit Her’ and am asking you to remove this offensive item from your site immediately.
I hope they do. Please let them know your views.
Update: See comments. Amazon are removing the offending items. I also hope they are updating their technology so they can spot this type of product before it goes live in the future.
Update: Since I wrote this post an explanation has been issued that these t shirts don’t really exist (until someone buys one when it is printed)and are computer generated by a logarithm. I can just about accept that but I’d love to know who programmed it with words like ‘rape’, as some of the T shirts say that too. There is more debate on this topic in The Women’s Room Linkedin group
Posted on March 2nd, 2013 by Jane