Amazon has resisted calls to ban “Blue Lives Murder” merchandise from its website. Amazon says it has a policy against the sale of “offensive and controversial materials,” but the “Blue Lives Murder” merchandise is still for sale.
“Blue Lives Murder” t-shirts depicts a law enforcement officer clubbing people with his nightstick. The merchandise enraged law enforcement officials who say they are canceling their Amazon Prime subscriptions.
According to SaraCarter.com, the following email exchange between an Amazon employee and a customer was posted on Facebook.com:
The customer service response: “Let me check. We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, customers, and communities, and are committed to helping build a country and world where everyone can live with dignity and free from fear. As a part of that effort, Amazon will donate a total of $10 million to organizations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Americans. For more information, please visit the Amazon Day One blog.”
Customer: “Okay, so I’m going to take that as you don’t support our law enforcement. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll be sure to spread the world.”