Amazon under fire for slavery shirts for kids

Posted at 7:51 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 16:34:06-05

A new clothing line listed on Amazon is causing outrage. The products make jokes about slavery. And they aren't for adults, they're for kids.

The shirts have an image for the Egyptian pyramids with the words "slavery gets **** done."

Along with shirts the slogan was also available on baby bibs, jumpers, and tote bags. They were being sold on Amazon, but have since been removed.

A spokesman for the group Anti-Slavery International says even though the shirt is meant to be a joke, slavery is no jame for the 40 million people who continue to be affected by it around the world.

Amazon reached out to WMAR with the following statement: 

All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are no longer available. – Amazon Spokesperson