After a public backlash, Amazon removed a range of products from the platform that used photos of Auschwitz, including bottle openers and mouse pads, according tomedia. All of these items belong to a third-party seller named Fcheng.
The issue was first reported by the Auschwitz memorial, which called on Amazon to take down these “disturbing” products. Other products include Christmas decorations and a range of Valentine’s Day gifts.
The museum tweeted: “It doesnot seem appropriate to sell ‘Christmas decorations’ with photographs of Auschwitz. The bottle opener with photographs of Auschwitz is disturbing and disrespectful. We ask @amazon off the shelves of those suppliers’ items. “
The tweet attracted the attention of thousands of people from around the world, including people from around the world who also called on Amazon to remove products depicting Auschwitz. Some people contacted Amazon directly to report the incident.
Amazon has dropped the products and explained in a statement to CNN that sellers who violate the rule may be prohibited from selling on Amazon. However, although the product has indeed been taken off the shelves, the account named Fcheng was still active as of the time of the foreign press release.
“All sellers must comply with our sales guidelines or face penalties, including the possibility of deleting their accounts. The product in question has been removed. Amazon said. As some users have explained, these products are most likely computer-generated photo databases collected from the Internet.