E-commerce website Amazon faced a major backlash on Twitter on Thursday and #boycottAmazon trended on the micro blogging site after users started tweeting out against the retail giant for "hurting" Hindu sentiments and selling floor mats and toilet seats with images of Hindu deities.
"God in any form is GOD ...I want to ask the world ... ???? Do Christians or Muslims put Lord Jesus / Allah images in their bathrooms & on their toilets ? ???? #BoycottAmazon," one user tweeted.
"Hindu deities on floor mats and toilet covers...didn't expect this from #amazon #BoycottAmazon," tweeted another.
As many as 16,500 tweets were posted against Amazon India till the time the article was filed.
What the hell is this Amazon? (@AmazonHelp, @amazon)— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) May 16, 2019
How many times you will hurt the sentiments of Hindus? Why do you do this every year, every time? Till when will this continue? Will it ever stop? pic.twitter.com/XuwlHHu4qY
The ecommerce giant was yet to issue a statement on this.
However, this is not the first time that the retail giant has come under fire for listing such articles bearing images of Hindu deities.
Amazon Canada website earlier faced flak for selling doormats resembling the India's flag.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had publicly threatened to rescind visas of the firm's employees if the doormats were not removed from the portal.
Enough is enough @amazon @amazonIN @AmazonHelp .— Dhruv Swaroop Agrawal (@dhruv_agrawal55) May 16, 2019
This is 3rd time you are hurting Hindu sentiments. Now get ready to face the consequences. Legal action will he taken.
Here is the thread showing all the rugs and mats you are selling printed with our Gods on them.#BoycottAmazon pic.twitter.com/W2nQT5Sj1I
#BoycottAmazon— Sandeep Chabria (@SandeepChabria) May 16, 2019
Sad to see Amazon insulting Hindu idols and symbols in such a disrespectful manner. Don't they have any screening of products sold on their site. Or does commerce override the sentiments of a billion + people. pic.twitter.com/ZBwUoA1FqW
How many times would @amazon @amazonIN have to come on backfoot following the #SocialYogi and the nationalists raise concerns as regards diluting #Hindu sentiments?#BoycottAmazon until it removes the objectionable articles from its Portals. pic.twitter.com/ECRAFNfoZz— Rakesh Swabhimani (@rakesh_bstpyp) May 16, 2019
I request @sureshpprabhu ji to immediately take cognizance of hearting sentiments of Hindus by @amazon , #Amazon must be heavily penalised and must be banned from doing the business in India if ever repeat such act.@ashwani_mahajan Ji has already exposed their Cash burning model pic.twitter.com/SL3hxQcwcv— Chowkidar khemchand sharma (@SharmaKhemchand) May 16, 2019