LAST UPDATED: June 9, 2020, 11:56 a.m. EDT: CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos posted a picture on his Instagram account after he supported the black lives matter movement across united states. It was an email screenshot he received from one of the amazon customer, filled with hate, racial slurs, and profanities. Earlier Jeff Bezos supported the black lives matter movement and protest all across the united states. To show amazon’s support. The official amazon website started showing a banner written “Black lives matter” on it.
“The sender of the email was unhappy with this step”
Jeff received this email from a customer named Dave, Who ended the email with a pledge of not buying anything from amazon.
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There have been a number of sickening but not surprising responses in my inbox since my last post. This sort of hate shouldn’t be allowed to hide in the shadows. It’s important to make it visible. This is just one example of the problem. And, Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose.
‘You obviously are not an idiot or you wouldn’t have the financial successes that you have had,’ the email started. ‘I was placing an order with your company when I discovered your statement of support for Black Lives Matter.
His message continued, “I am for everyone voicing their opinions and standing up for what you believe in, but for your company to blast this on your website is very offensive to me and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from others. ALL LIVES MATTER!”
In response to this email, jeff said that its opportunity to educate the shoppers and others. ‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter,” He added, “Black lives matter speaks to the racism and the disproportionate risk that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system.”
“I have a 20-year-old son, and I simply don’t worry that he might be choked to death while being detained one day,” he continued. “It’s not something I worry about. Black parents can’t say that same.”
‘This sort of hate shouldn’t be allowed to hide in the shadows. It’s important to make it visible. This is just one example of the problem,’ Bezos said.
‘And, Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose.’ Shares of Amazon went up by 1 percent on Monday morning, at $2,509.05.