Amazon removes Washington Redskins merchandise from website


2020/07/09 05:02  路透社

(Reuters) - Inc is pulling Washington Redskins merchandise from its website, with sellers given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by the e-commerce giant, according to a note sent to sellers by the company.

An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed the move by the company.

Under mounting pressure from sponsors and Native American rights groups, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said last week he would consider changing the name of the National Football League team whose roots date back to the 1930s.

Controversy over the team's name, which is widely seen as a racial slur against Native Americans, resurfaced in recent weeks amid widespread racial and social justice protests across the United States after the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Amazon's action follows that of other retailers such as Walmart Inc , Target Corp and Nike Inc .

Top sponsors, including PepsiCo Inc and FedEx Corp , who have the naming rights to the NFL team's Landover, Maryland, stadium, called for a change last week.

(Reporting by Shanti S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)




最近几周,在乔治·弗洛伊德(George Floyd)在警方拘留期间死亡后,美国各地出现了广泛的种族和社会正义抗议活动,围绕球队名称的争议再次浮出水面。人们普遍认为,这是对美洲原住民的种族诽谤。

亚马逊的行动是在沃尔玛(Walmart Inc)、塔吉特(Target Corp)和耐克(Nike Inc.)等其他零售商采取行动之后采取的。

包括百事可乐(PepsiCo Inc)和联邦快递(FedEx Corp)在内的顶级赞助商上周呼吁做出改变。百事可乐(PepsiCo Inc)和联邦快递(FedEx Corp)拥有NFL球队马里兰州兰多弗体育场的冠名权。

(Shanti S Nair在孟加拉国报道;Shounak Dasgupta编辑)


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