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Amazon Removes 'Bulletproof' BLM Shirt After Police Complaints

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A screenshot of the shirt, which is now listed as "unavailable." (Amazon.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016 01:11 PM

Amazon.com has removed from its website a controversial Black Lives Matter shirt after the nation's largest police union urged the online retail giant to do so, The Daily Caller reported.

The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) sent a letter to Amazon insisting that the shirt, which read "BULLETPROOF — Black Lives Matter," be removed from its website.

The FOP, which represents 330,000 members nationwide, said it was opposed to the word "bulletproof," which it found offensive, and not because the shirt was promoting Black Lives Matter.

 

 

However, even though the shirt is no longer available on the Amazon.com website, it was advertised as part of a sponsored link.

Amazon said that if a customer clicks a sponsored link, they will be taken away from their website, explaining that Amazon is "not responsible for websites you visit by clicking on these links, and you should carefully review their privacy policy and conditions of use."

FOP president Chuck Canterbury told The Guardian that the issue was relevant, because of the "amount of violence demonstrated at Black Lives Matter marches and the fact that eight police officers had been assassinated while protecting Black Lives Matter protests."

Although Canterbury acknowledged that the gunmen who killed the officers were not affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement, he believed that anti-police rhetoric in the name of the protest group "had inspired people of feeble minds to strike out at police officers."

Following similar FOP complaints to Walmart, the retailing corporation stopped selling the specific merchandise last week, The Huffington Post reported, although it continued to offer other Black Lives Matters apparel.

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