New Delhi: The internet has expressed severe displeasure over Amazon for selling doormats printed with the spiritual symbol of ‘Om’ and demeaning the Hindu sentiments.
#BoycottAmazon is one of the top trends on Twitter today as netizens slammed the US retailer website for hurting religious sentiments with their products.
Why boycott of Amazon is trending?
A doormat featuring symbol ‘Om’ in white and green color combination was being sold as ‘Yoga Lotus door mat, rear front door mat, absorbent mud entrance’ at a price of 15.78 euros.
Here is the screenshot of the products that have been doing rounds on internet.
After noticing that Amazon is selling such products which are hurting the Hindu sentiments, social media users criticised the e-commerce website and urged people to boycott Amazon go for Flipkart this diwali. Netizens also urged people to support local vendors and buy products from them.
On Twitter, in the meantime, netizens trended #BoycottAmazon furiously and said that it is “very disgraceful” on Amazon’s part to sell such products.
Check out a few reactions here:
Amazon, after receiving a huge flak, has removed the above mentioned product from website, as such door mats are no longer available for sale.
However, this is not for the first time that Amazon is facing such backlash online. Earlier this year, the e-commerce company received huge criticism from netizens for selling doormats and bathroom rugs with pictures of Lord Ganesha and the spiritual symbol Om apart from the Indian flag.