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#BoycottAmazon trends on Twitter for hurting Hindu religious sentiments, scores of users uninstall app

Twitter is all outraged with e-commerce platform Amazon for selling products that disrespect Hindu religious sentiments. The hashtag #BoycottAmazon has been trending on Twitter but for all the wrong reasons.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 16, 2019 17:45 IST
#BoycottAmazon trends on Twitter but for all the wrong

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Twitter is all outraged with e-commerce platform Amazon for selling products that disrespect Hindu religious sentiments. The hashtag #BoycottAmazon has been trending on Twitter but for all the wrong reasons. The clamour emerged when a Twitter user posted a picture of Amazon selling multiple toilet covers with a Hindu deity's image on top. 

According to reports, the company has also listed shoes with India's flag, sandals with Mahatma Gandhi and toilet commode covers with Lord Shiva. These products, however, are not available in India but the International market. The mentioned products are available on Amazon.com (Amazon US). 

As soon as the controversy erupted, several Twitter users expressed their anguish all over social media. Twitter users called out Amazon for hurting Hindu sentiments for showcasing products that hurt their religious feelings. A host of users canceled their scheduled orders to Amazon and some even uninstalled the app from their mobile phones.

This is not the first time that the online e-commerce platform received backlash for hurting religious sentiments. In 2016 too, the online e-commerce platform was called out for selling doormats with faces of Hindu gods on them. 

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