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#BoycottAmazon: Site Draws Flak for Selling Doormats Featuring Hindu Gods

One of the doormats listed on the e-commerce portal featuring deities.

One of the doormats listed on the e-commerce portal featuring deities.

While it has nothing to do with the e-commerce platform's role in designing of the doormats in question, users took to Twitter to express their ire.

New Delhi: After Fortune Magazine drew flak for depicting Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishu, it is time for Amazon. The e-commerce giant is facing the heat from Indian community for selling doormats which feature deities.

Rock Bull, an international brand selling home, kitchen, and office supplies through Amazon has a large number of products depicting Indian gods and goddesses which also include the controversial doormats.

While it has nothing to do with the e-commerce platform's role in designing of the doormats, users took to Twitter to express their ire after finding doormats with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha depicted on them.

Users posted screenshots of the product listings along with the #BoycottAmazon hashtag to draw attention. Some users also pointed to doormats featuring the Indian flag. The doormats have since been removed from the site. But, paintings and wall frames deemed 'less offensive' are still listed.

The brand in question doesn't only have Hindu gods depicted on doormats. There are also some featuring Jesus and Quran. The company has used same motifs for mousepads, phone covers, and wall frames.

Quran-doormat
Image: Amazon.com

Jesus-doormat
Image: Amazon.com

One such doormat depicting Goddess Durga is still available on Amazon.com.


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