JEFFREY Epstein-inspired merchandise has hit the internet — prompting major online retailers to scrub the items off their sites but NOT Amazon.
Following the paedophile’s suicide this month, T-shirts bearing his mugshot and tote bags emblazoned with “Who killed Jeffrey Epstein?” were being hawked on places like Etsy and eBay, according to reports.
Even mugs with Epstein’s infamous Bill Clinton-in-a-dress painting, which hung in his New York mansion, were being sold online, reports The New York Post.
However, retailers including eBay, Etsy and Shopify have since scrapped the sick products.
Yet, as of this morning, some Epstein T-shirts touting one of many conspiracy theories surrounding the financier’s death were still available for purchase on Amazon.
Etsy told Business Insider that it doesn’t allow items that “glorify human suffering or tragedies, including items that commemorate or honor serial killers.”
EBay issued a similar statement, which read: “eBay does not tolerate the sale of any item that seeks to profit from human suffering or tragedy,” the company told The Verge.
“This listing was removed as it was in breach of our Disaster and Human Tragedy policy.
“Our teams have been closely monitoring the marketplace to remove items of this nature.
“It’s also worth noting that any customer can use the ‘report an item’ link on a listing page to have it promptly reviewed.”
Amazon declined to comment to The Verge, though it has a policy similar to eBay’s.
Shopify said it took one online shop offline for violating its acceptable use policy with the Epstein merch.
Furious Twitter users blasted the online retailers.
One wrote: “I know he was a scum but that’s wrong.”
Another posted: “That’s just sick” while a third wrote: “tacky.”
Law enforcement officials confirmed on August 10 he had taken his own life at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, which is where he had been held without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges.
Chief Medical Examiner Dr Barbara Sampson announced on August 16 that the death was a “suicide”.
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