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Bezos calls out customer for hate mail on Amazon's ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on June 09, 2020 Published on June 09, 2020

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to social media site Instagram to put out an e-mail from a person who derided him for displaying the ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner on Amazon’s website.

The person who sent the e-mail to Bezos wrote: “I was placing an order with your company when I discovered your statement of support for Black Lives Matter. Pledging support for a bunch of worthless will ruin your company. White America is sick and tired of this. I canceled my order and I know for a fact I won’t be the only one. Maintain your stance and we will watch your profits decline and laugh about it. My business relationship with you is over.”

Responding to his e-mail, Bezos wrote in the caption: “There have been a number of sickening but not surprising responses in my inbox since my last post. This sort of hate shouldn’t be allowed to hide in the shadows. It’s important to make it visible. This is just one example of the problem. And, Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose.”

This comes as the world witnessed massive protests against the killing of an unarmed African-American man by a white policeman posted at the Minneapolis department in the US on May 25.

Published on June 09, 2020
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