Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has responded to a “sickening” anti-Black Lives Matter e-mail he obtained, taking to Instagram to share a message with a person referred to as Dave: “You’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose.”
The founder and CEO of the web retail large posted a screenshot of an expletive-filled e-mail from the person yesterday. The observe included a number of racial slurs and fumed over Amazon’s posts standing in solidarity with the anti-racism motion.
Bezos stated Dave’s rant landed in his inbox after he posted about an e-mail from one other raging buyer, which he additionally printed to his Instagram feed Friday.
“There have been a number of sickening but not surprising responses in my inbox since my last post,” Bezos wrote Sunday. “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.”
Dave—whose surname was redacted—was upset as a result of Amazon pledged assist for Black Lives Matter following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, a demise that grew to become the catalyst for international anti-racism protests.
“Pledging support for a bunch of worthless [n-word] will ruin your company,” Dave wrote, in response to the publish. “White America is sick and tired of this [n-word] bullshit.
“I canceled my order and I do know for a truth I will not be the one one. Maintain your stance and we’ll watch your income decline and chuckle about it. My enterprise relationship with you is over. F*** you within the ass you piece of s***. Dave.”
Bezos, who is the richest man in the world with a current net worth of more than $149 billion, did not ultimately appear too upset about Dave’s lack of business support. Nor where the commenters. “Bye Dave!” mannequin and actress Amber Rose responded.
Amazon is donating $10 million to quite a lot of social justice and activist teams, together with Black Lives Matter, the ACLU Foundation and the Equal Justice Initiative.
“The inequitable and brutal treatment of Black and African Americans is unacceptable. We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, customers, and partners, and are committed to helping build a country and a world where everyone can live with dignity and free from fear,” the corporate stated in an assertion on June 3.
In his Friday Instagram publish, Bezos hit again in opposition to an e-mail despatched by an individual named “Macy” who asserted that Amazon’s BLM assist had been “disturbing.”
In response, Bezos stated: “Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter. Black lives matter speaks to 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.
“It’s not one thing I fear about. Black mother and father cannot say the identical. I assist this motion that we see taking place throughout us, and my stance will not change.”