As The New York Post appropriately put it: “Daddy’s little what now?” Amazon got nailed for selling an offensive shirt emblazoned with “Daddy’s Little Sl*t.” Credit for the removal goes to HuffPo’s excellent reporter Yashar Ali who Twitter-shamed Amazon into taking it down. But they are still allowing their third-party sellers to continue hawking other off-color items.
The original $18 shirt sold by OnlyBabyCare started going viral Friday morning, as images of the shocking slogan circulated on Twitter. It brings to mind incest and pedophilia big time. It’s been available on Amazon since June, with a description claiming it was “suitable” for “playing outside, birthday party, baby shower, baptism,” among other family-friendly activities. The t-shirt was labeled unisex and suitable for ‘little girls or boys.’ You’ve got to be freaking kidding me.
From The New York Post:
“Humanity was a mistake, Example #3,415,621,” @JoanneMason11 wrote.
“If I ever saw a child wearing this T-shirt, I’d call the police,” @PhoenixRisingSt wrote.
“I’m actually on the phone with Amazon. The CSR doesn’t even seem shocked,” @JewelResists wrote.
1. Available for sale on @amazon: “Daddy’s Little Slut” t-shirt…for children
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 8, 2019
“And while the shirt was taken down eight hours later, the seller continued to offer a confusing array of children’s clothing, including a tee that read “Boats and Hoes” and a hat with the words “Black Guns Matter,” with an automatic rifle across the top.
“An Amazon spokesperson told The Post that “All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The product in question is no longer available.”
2. It’s been taken down pic.twitter.com/qls1mQgAld
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 8, 2019
“But the spokesperson declined to comment on the other products sold by OnlyBabyCare that are still available. Twitter do-gooders clearly still have a lot of work on their hands when it comes to policing offensive clothing. Recently, the online retailer Zazzle was called out for selling a shirt with the words “At least I’m not Jewish” printed on a plain black tee. Walmart was also pushed to remove a shirt from their website which read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.” It still made its way into the wild, though. A United Airlines passenger was recently spotted wearing it, prompting another passenger to raise the issue with the airline.
“And elsewhere on the internet, “Daddy’s Little Sl*t” merch is still widely available. Etsy, for example, sells both a crop top with the slogan, as well as a black thong with the phrase printed on it.
“A tweeter’s work is never truly done.”
If I ever saw a child wearing this t-shirt, I'd call the police.
— Kathy Copeland (@PhoenixRisingSt) November 8, 2019
The Daily Mail noted that third-party seller LINGMEI, which sold the offensive child’s t-shirt, still offered items that read “Spank me, Daddy” on Amazon. Just disgusting.
Last March, Amazon pulled baby jumpsuits labeled “daddy’s little f*** toy.” Professor Marci Hamilton of the child advocacy think tank Child USA told The Sun, “It is shocking, and I’m surprised it is there in the first place. It has a way of normalizing the activity [child sex abuse] which is extremely dangerous to children. It is the first time we have seen such wording aimed at pedophiles on clothing for babies. [Amazon] should have much better controls over products for children generally.”
I hope each package comes with the phone number for Child Protective Services
— Goon Grief (@Goongrief) November 8, 2019
While Amazon says that sellers need to follow certain guidelines, this is hardly the first time they’ve come under fire for inappropriate products being sold on their site. Back in March, PJ Media’s Megan Fox reported that a third-party retailer was selling sex dolls that look like children on Amazon. Within hours of the story being published, Amazon removed the offensive listings.
It’s amazing to me that Amazon is hot to trot to pull down Christian authors’ books but it takes months to pull down lude, vulgar children’s clothing. And that was only done after a stink was raised on Twitter. Amazon’s brand should not cater to pedophiles.
Sadly they think that a baby onesie, is also appropriate. There is a pleathera of options.
I wish I could unsee this. pic.twitter.com/mueQp2H7a7
— 𝓛𝓲𝔃𝔃𝔂 𝓛𝓸𝓾 (@lizzylouwho02) November 8, 2019