Until this morning, Amazon was selling t-shirts and hoodies that supported Black Lives Matter.
The shirt said, ‘BULLETPROOF,’ with ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ underneath.
Here’s a picture via Amazon:
At first, it wasn’t just Amazon selling the shirts and hoodies. It was Walmart, too.
Police groups wrote to Walmart. In their letter, the Fraternal Order of Police said:
“Commercializing our differences will not help our local police and communities to build greater trust and respect for one another . . . Turning a buck on strained relationships will not contribute to the healing process . . . I wanted to let you know that my members are very upset that you and Amazon are complicit in the sale of this offensive merchandise.”
In response, Wal-Mart pulled the shirts and hoodies from their shelves.
But Amazon was still selling the shirts and hoodies. So the Fraternal Order of Police said Amazon should pull them, too:
The Guardian reported:
“In an open letter, FOP president Chuck Canterbury appealed to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos to support the FOP in ‘increasing the bonds of trust between the men and women of law enforcement and the communities they serve’.”
Fox & Friends reports that Amazon pulled the shirt from their store this morning:
“BULLETPROOF” BACKLASH: Amazon no longer selling Black Lives Matter shirt following criticism pic.twitter.com/jx0JHCFQHS
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) December 26, 2016
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