Amazon Users Revolt Against Trump

Posted: Apr 11 2016, 12:37pm CDT | by , in Latest Business News


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Amazon Users Revolt Against Trump
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More than 13,000 Amazon customers have officially signed a petition that calls for the company to cut ties with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The petition was started by a women's rights group, UltraViolet, and addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The petition asks Bezos to stop selling clothing from Donald J. Trump Collection, a menswear company started by the Donald. Currently, there are eight items on Amazon.

"As an Amazon customer, I am deeply disappointed that you have yet to sever your business relationship with Donald Trump," the letter reads. "His hatred should have no place in the Amazon marketplace."

Many different companies and media outlets have distanced themselves from Trump since he has become a controversial presidential candidate last year.

One of the popular companies that said they wouldn't renew their license agreement was Serta. ESPN pulled a celebrity golf tournament from his Trump golf course. NBC ridded its network of the Miss USA pageant, and Macy's pulled the clothing line from its shelves.

"It's long past time for Amazon to follow Macy's lead, sever its ties with Trump, and stop profiting off of his brand of hate," the petition urges. "He has encouraged violence at his rallies, mocked his opponent's wife, and even refused to denounce his campaign manager who was recently arrested for violently assaulting a female reporter."

A spokesperson for Amazon didn't respond to the request for comment, neither did Trump's campaign.

Even if Amazon takes down Trump's clothing products, the online retailer could still make money from the word “Trump." A simply search for the name yields more than 44,600 results, with 15% of those being Prime eligible.

The now infamous red baseball cap with Trump's campaign slogan -- "Make America Great Again" -- is the first result.

Some of the other results include bobbleheads, face masks, toilet paper, and a coloring book.

Amazon has taken a political stance on certain issues before. Just last year, they banned the sale of confederate flags and related memorabilia from being sold after the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina.

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