Gran slams Amazon over ‘sinister’ children’s t-shirts that ‘promote paedophilia’
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A grandmother has accused Amazon of ‘promoting paedophilia’ by selling kids’ t-shirts with the slogan “I love big c**k” on the front of them.
Virginia McSharry, from Isle of Bute, Scotland, saw a friend complaining about the ‘sinister’ t-shirts being sold in the US.
After doing a quick search, the 59-year-old soon discovered they were also available to purchase on Amazon in the UK.
The products for sale included tops with the words “I love big” next to a picture of a cockerel, along with other items that explicitly read “I love c**k “.
A few of the items, including a frilly white t-shirt started in sizes for two-year-olds and were available for ages up to six.
Some of the garments also appeared to have a young child or toddler modelling them in photos.
Virginia, a full-time carer, believes the products pose a risk of ‘sexualising’ young children and accused the online retailer of ‘promoting paedophilia’ by allowing the products on their platform.
She said: “I’m shocked to the core about this. It’s all very, very sinister.
“I was horrified. I can’t even believe they’re selling them anywhere.
“Who designs a t-shirt, or a coat, or a bag, for a two-year-old child that says that?
“This is promoting paedophilia as it’s sexualising kids.
“I’ve got a granddaughter, if you bought her one of these t-shirts I’d end up in jail.
“To advertise and say that – what’s going on in people’s heads?”
Amazon have now removed the product from their US site, however they remain live on the UK, French and Spanish pages.
They said the products are being removed.
But this wasn’t enough to satisfy Virginia, who still had a number of concerns.
She continued: “As much as these have been taken down, the question now is how the hell did they get up there in the first place? It’s not a done deal just because they’ve taken them down, they need to answer that.
“I don’t know who passes this stuff but the ones in France are still there. Why are they still there? Adults might wear that as a joke but it’s not funny for kids.”
She added: “It’s put me off shopping with Amazon in the future.”
An Amazon spokesman said: “All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account.
“These products are being removed.”