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Awful horrible (possibly triggering) t shirt on Amazon Marketplace

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ediblewoman Fri 01-Mar-13 21:46:38

Please can we repeat the earlier success and see if we can get Amazon to remove this from sale foul

Doctrine mentioned it on the earlier thread but I felt like we needed a bit more focus. Should I post in chat too?

I have emailed already.

tougholdbird Fri 01-Mar-13 22:20:26

Also e-mailed using feedback link on amazon site

PrincessOfThemyscira Fri 01-Mar-13 22:23:02


Is this link to the item better?

Piyush:Thanks for this

In order to address this issue I will need to look into this for you. You will be contacted back in 3 business days

Me:Can I warn you that the good women (and men) of Mumsnet have seen this shirt and are disgusted by it?

Piyush:I will transfer your query to the concerned team and they will email you shortly

Me:Have you ever tried to put "rape" in the Amazon search box?

The amount of products you sell glorifying rape is astounding.

Piyush:I will pass your complaint to the concerned department and they will email you

WineSpider Fri 01-Mar-13 22:23:11

I have emailed jeff bezos the CEO of amazon at Worth a shot straight to the top.

PrincessOfThemyscira Fri 01-Mar-13 22:23:25

I don't think Piyush wants to talk to me anymore...

Posterofapombear Fri 01-Mar-13 22:24:46

Review submitted. Words fail me. hmm

ChipTheFish Fri 01-Mar-13 22:26:13

Who buys these sorts of products? DVD's depicting rape and one that even says 'real rape.' It takes a lot to shock me, but I really am shocked at one of the biggest and well known online retailers in the world selling these kinds of products.

Shocking, in every way.

dearcathyandclare Fri 01-Mar-13 22:33:47

Log on to Amazon and click on contact us, call and report. I just did and was told it will be removed within 24 hours. Unfortunately I had to put it 'in my basket' so they could track the seller, and then delete I hasten to add.

Bluelightsandsirens Fri 01-Mar-13 22:34:26

I'm also emailing Jeff and have just cancelled my furby order that I placed this evening.

ChipTheFish Fri 01-Mar-13 22:35:07

Me:Can you tell me Amazons policy on the products it sells? I.e, do they allow their independent sellers to sell/promote whatever they want?
Anil:Yes. The sellers can list the items which they prefer. However, we won't allow counterfeit items.
Me:Of course not. Counterfeit items would be deplorable.
I notice your policy does not extend to products depicting the rape and abduction of women?
T-shirts advocating 'Keep calm and rape a lot'
Graphic stories that detail the abduction and rape of children?
All of these are okay as far as amazon is concerned, as long as they are not counterfeit?

PrincessOfThemyscira Fri 01-Mar-13 22:37:00

I bet Anil tells you that they'll email you withing 3 days...

ChipTheFish Fri 01-Mar-13 22:38:34

He's been typing for a long time after I sent that!

25catsnameSam Fri 01-Mar-13 22:38:36

I've emailed Amazon, I will not spend a penny with them until it's removed. I have also emailed a few newsdesks.

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 01-Mar-13 22:39:42

I've reported it as well, and said "shame on you" for stocking them.

MmeLindor Fri 01-Mar-13 22:41:06

I am guessing that many of the books fall within the 'misery lit' or 'fantasy' topics, although why anyone would want to read them, is utterly beyond me.

INeverSaidThat Fri 01-Mar-13 22:41:20

What about putting a comment on their twitter account?

(I don't have twitter so. I don't know if this would be useful or not)

PrincessOfThemyscira Fri 01-Mar-13 22:42:01

There is another thread about this shirt.

Tweet @amazon

ohforfoxsake Fri 01-Mar-13 22:43:13

Complained and boycotting.

Cakethrow Fri 01-Mar-13 22:44:04

That is vile.
That t-shirt takes the Keep Calm crap to a whole new level of unfunny and is also disgusting and offensive.
Who would buy that?!

I've left a negative review and reported it.

MmeLindor Fri 01-Mar-13 22:48:50

Hey, @americanapparel did you know that @AmazonUK is selling rape tshirts with your name on them?

Tweeted that with link to tshirt

PrincessOfThemyscira Fri 01-Mar-13 22:57:39

Lauren Laverne has picked up on this and is tweeting Amazon!

SpeckledBird Fri 01-Mar-13 22:58:07

I don't do twitter (I just don't get it), but have retweeted.

seventiesgirl Fri 01-Mar-13 22:59:10

I closed my Amazon account year because of their tax dodging. Don't know if I can email?

MmeLindor Fri 01-Mar-13 23:01:29

India Knight has just RTed it, as have many feminist groups. I think that Amazon are likely to start paying attention now

25catsnameSam Fri 01-Mar-13 23:02:11

does anyone actually know any man who would wear this? Even in an "ironic, post modern" way (please note my ">>" there)
my short poll (admittedly of one DH) was so horrified he's tweeted about it as well.

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