Amazon Relents, Removes Some ‘Jewish Baby Bibs’


amazon-jewish-baby-bibsAmazon became the latest company to bow to Internet criticism Friday when it pulled several variations of a product being marketed on its site as “Jewish baby bibs.” Some people saw humor in the bibs, but critics said those showing sums of money underneath the words “future doctor” and “future lawyer” reinforced negative stereotypes.

Some critics noted that Amazon’s company policy prohibits products “that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views,” and criticism mounted on Facebook, in blog posts and in this space until Amazon removed the bibs.

Last week, Facebook revised its policy on controversial, harmful and hateful speech after women’s groups lobbied against pages they considered hostile, and J.C. Penney bowed to Internet ridicule originating on Reddit and removed a billboard advertising a teapot some said resembled Hitler.

Read more at UT SAN DIEGO.

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