Amazon has pulled a line of merchandise bearing the slogan “Slavery Gets S— Done,” including T-shirts modeled by young children, Reuters reports.
The merchandise line, which were offered by third party sellers and drew wrath from consumers, also included mugs and bags.
An Amazon spokesman told Reuters, “All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are no longer available.”
TheWrap has reached out to Amazon for comment on the line, and the company’s decision to remove it from sale.
The merchandise prompted at least one call for a boycott of the company, with a Twitter user posting an image of a child modeling a bib with the slogan tweeting, “.@amazon how lovely is this? A little white boy with a highly insensitive and ignorant ‘Slavery Gets S— Done’ bib on. Hmm.. did they pick the cotton right amazon? Or no? Gotta love 2018, what a great start. #Amazon #BOYCOTTAMAZON.”
“Really @amazon ???? You have corporate and community responsibilities. Selling ‘Slavery gets s— done,'” fumed another Twitter user. “Shut this s— down.”
Earlier this month, retailer H&M issued an apology after drawing criticism for an ad featuring a black child wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”
“We understand that many people are upset about the image. We, who work at H&M, can only agree. We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print,” H&M said in one of a series of apologies issued by the company.
.@amazon how lovely is this? A little white boy with a highly insensitive and ignorant ‘Slavery Gets Shit Done’ bib on. Hmm.. did they pick the cotton right amazon? Or no? Gotta love 2018, what a great start. #Amazon #BOYCOTTAMAZON pic.twitter.com/DKKLFH4JKJ
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