Amazon is once again facing backlash for selling doormats and bathroom rugs with pictures of Lord Ganesha and the spiritual symbol Om apart from the Indian flag. They were previously caught into trouble after toilet seat covers and other items with images of Hindu gods were spotted on the U.S. retailer’s website. #BoycottAmazon is one of the top trends on Twitter today as netizens slammed the US retailer website for hurting religious sentiments with their products.
One of the mats featuring Lord Ganesha was being sold by Saety Bathroom Rugs with the colour option being – Colorful Mandala Hindu Lord Baby Mat Sets – for USD 21.99. Another display picture of the mat on the website was in poor taste as well. In the midst of the controversy, a section of the internet also noticed that Amazon has been selling doormats with pictures of the Indian flag.
Amazon, after facing severe backlash online, has removed most of the aforementioned products from their website as such rugs are no longer available for sale. On Twitter, in the meantime, netizens trended #BoycottAmazon furiously and said that it is “very disgraceful” on Amazon’s part to sell such products.