Aug 4, 2020

Amazon site advertises shoes using racial slur

Amazon has removed from sale a product with a racially offensive description after complaints from a UK MP. The product's description contained a highly offensive racial slur for black people. Amazon said the item - a pair of brown formal shoes - was put up for sale from a "Marketplace" seller. "All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account," Amazon said. "Thank you Amazon for taking this down now, but given the item has been on sale since March, what systems do you have in place for reviewing descriptions and not allowing offensive terms to be posted in the first place?" he asked. Amazon recently removed neo-Nazi products from sale after being contacted during a BBC investigation, along with Google and retailer Wish.

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