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Amazon Pulls Offensive Kids’ Shirt From Site After Backlash, Yet Continues To Sell Some Other Questionable Items

OnlyBabyCare

A lot of people forget that Amazon’s site can be used like a bidless eBay.

Almost anyone can sign up to sell things as an individual or professional, bolstering AmazonÂ’s offerings and allowing others to make money off the sales giantÂ’s infrastructure.

However, this can lead to some questionable products being associated with Amazon.

Like, a shirt was being offered through Amazon that said:

“Daddy’s Little Sl*t”.

The shirt was offered in childÂ’s sizes from as small as 2T.

Journalist Yashar Ali posted the offending item to his Twitter account to draw attention to the product. His hope was to have it removed quickly and hold Amazon accountable for what they allow to be sold through their website.

While the shirtÂ’s slogan is in poor taste, thatÂ’s a subjective matter. Some adults may want a shirt with that written on it.

Or maybe something actually cool instead?

However, allowing OnlyBabyCare to sell it targeted at children is less subjectively bad.

How could they try to sell this for kids?

Well, it comes down to how the seller works. Many businesses like this will auto-generate shirts to be sold, with the designs placed on stock models.

So, a child didn’t wear this shirt for the image. That’s a little reassuring.

Additionally, they are based on popular phrases and memes shared throughout social media, often without any kind of context. So itÂ’s really Twitter and RedditÂ’s fault.

Plenty of other sellers have similar processes.

Which is why you can still find some very questionable products.

The “Daddy’s Little Sl*t” shirt was eventually pulled thanks to Yashar’s tweet, along with several other clothing items that have been reported.

However, because of AmazonÂ’s almost non-existent moderation before an item is sold on the website, there are still controversial t-shirts up on the site.

The following were all still being sold at the time of writing.

Have you ever wanted your child to wear shirts that imply dirty jokes?

LINGMEI via Amazon.com
LINGMEI via Amazon.com

You could use your infant child to endorse three ways!

LINGMEI via Amazon.com

Or how about just the original shirt we talked about but slightly different.

LINGMEI via Amazon.com

Gross.

We can go through and report these things, but itÂ’s a small band-aid put on after the damage is done.

There are sure to be people who see these as just jokes or believe in freedom of speech with these items. However, weÂ’re not talking about banning the sale of these t-shirts.

WeÂ’re talking about how theyÂ’re associated with Amazon. Sure, theyÂ’re being sold by a different company, in the strictest technical sense, but Amazon is allowing them to be sold through their website.

If they donÂ’t want to be associated with these items, they canÂ’t be reactive, they must be proactive.

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Written by Ben Acosta

Ben Acosta is an Arizona-based fiction author and freelance writer. In his free time, he critiques media and acts in local stage productions.