Amazon’s ‘I love c**k’ t-shirts for kids leaves gran ‘shocked to her core’
Under-fire Amazon have been accused of of “promoting paedophilia” by allowing the sale of t-shirts and schoolbags for children with the slogan “I love big c***” splashed across them.
The retail giants finally removed the item from its website after a number of strong complaints.
Grandmother Virginia McSharry, 59, spotted the sick items after a friend complained to her about them being on sale on the platform in the United States.
The Scottish nan then checked whether people could order the shirts in the United Kingdom, and was “shocked to the core” to learn about the products.
The full-time carer said she believes the products risk sexualising children and has accused the retail giant of promoting paedophilia’ by allowing the products on their platform.
Amazon have since responded to Virginia’s claims and have removed the product in the United States and will continue to do so in the UK and across Europe too.
Virginia, from Isle of Bute, Scotland, said: “I’m shocked to the core about this. It’s all very, very sinister.
“I was horrified. I can’t even believe they’re selling them anywhere.
“Who designs a t-shirt, or a coat, or a bag, for a two-year-old child that says that?”
She added: “I know someone that was hurt [abused] by somebody, there are so many paedophiles now.
“This is promoting paedophilia as it’s sexualising kids.
“I’ve got a granddaughter, if you bought her one of these t-shirts I’d end up in jail.”
Virgina said she she appealed to the retail giant after she found more than four of the products across Amazon’s websites.
Virginia said: “I went on and checked it out. I had to write in those words on the t-shirt and it popped up.
“On the British website, it’s got the picture of the chicken. On the US one, it just says the words. To advertise and say that – what’s going on in people’s heads?
“Then they’ve got school bags that say it. As much as these have been taken down, the question now is how the hell did they get up there in the first place?
“It’s not a done deal just because they’ve taken them down, they need to answer that.
“I don’t know who passes this stuff but the ones in France are still there. Why are they still there?
“Adults might wear that as a joke but it’s not funny for kids.”
An Amazon spokesman said: “All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. These products are being removed.”
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