Amazon Yanks Misogynistic Shirts Attacking Kamala Harris, ‘Joe & the Hoe’
Kamala harris been the subject of a heinous and misogynistic attack … this one on a t-shirt that had been peddled on Amazon until a few moments ago.
The shirts with the phrase “Joe and the Hoe” were sold on the mega merchandiser’s site this week before Twitter users noticed and demanded that the items be taken down immediately. One of the shirts even had a vile caption attached … “Sniff & Blow”.
Amazon tells us it pulled the shirts from circulation on Wednesday and said all retailers are subject to following guidelines from their sellers … who appear to ban this kind of blatant smear.
Still, the fact that this type of product can make it to Amazon before it needs to be called seems problematic to say the least. We’ve seen this type of thing happen on the site before – completely weird products and / or descriptions seem to slip through the cracks quite often.
The sad fact is that … Senator Harris’ character and gender have been targeted since then Joe biden announced it as his vice-president. Dozens of memes vilifying her immediately went into the ether – that’s to be expected, this is politics, after all.
But leaning over to designate a female candidate as a “hoe” clearly crosses the line of simple political discourse.
If only we knew why so many people engage in this kind of hate speech. Hmmm …
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