A girl with Down’s syndrome was left “offended and upset” when she noticed T-shirts offered on Amazon with the slogan “Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct”.
Heidi Carter, from Coventry, stated when she had first discovered the objects on-line she was “almost crying my eyes out”.
Her mom Liz Crowter accused Amazon of selling hate speech.
The corporate has since eliminated the product, which was being offered by a 3rd get together, after complaints and a petition signed by greater than 25,000.
Chatting with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Information, Ms Crowter stated: “I am simply disgusted anybody would wish to make them or put on them.”
She stated it was “not acceptable” for such phrases for use, including: “It’s hate speech towards folks with Down’s syndrome.”
Down’s syndrome is a genetic situation which usually impacts somebody’s studying and bodily options.
The T-shirts – which bear an analogous slogan to ones referring to coronavirus or most cancers – have been offered in March after which eliminated however have now appeared once more, Ms Crowter stated.
“Should you take a look at the Amazon coverage on hate speech, they discuss racial, sexual, spiritual intolerance and they won’t promote organisations with such views, [and] they can even take away listings that graphically painting violence, all victims of violence, however there’s nothing within the coverage about hate speech for incapacity,” she stated.
“So, that may proceed hate speech for incapacity till they alter their insurance policies.”
In a press release, Amazon stated: “All sellers should comply with our promoting pointers and people who don’t can be topic to motion together with potential elimination of their account.”