EBay, the e-commerce platform, has refused to sell any memorabilia of Kobe Bryant and his second daughter, Gianna Bryant, because the company’s policy prohibits sellers from profiting from “human tragedy or suffering,”media reported. Earlier this week, more than 20,000 fans, celebrities and professional athletes gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a memorial service for the legendary basketball star. Nine people, including Kobe Bryant, were killed in a helicopter crash last month.
Shortly after the memorial was broadcast around the world, video slots, brooches, T-shirts and other items about the memorial were sold on eBay and sold at high prices. In one instance, an XL T-shirt sold for a staggering $2025.
But according to TMZ Sports, those looking to make a quick profit from the fall of nba legends will have to look for other venues. eBay is now trying to remove all items associated with Bryant Day from its website because of strict policies to prevent pain from being turned into profits.
TMZ Sports reported that eBay explained to the seller in a letter: “Please note that due to the sudden and tragic death of Kobe Bryant, eBay has decided to ban the sale of goods, images and cups related to his death. eBay continued: “We do not allow anything intended to profit from human tragedy or suffering to appear on the platform. “
The policy does allow the sale of traditional items unrelated to Bryant’s death, such as photos, jerseys, autographs, jerseys, photographs, etc. Only items directly related to his death are prohibited. The less controversial goods are still in high demand, and their prices only soared after Mr Corbyn’s death.