‘No, Macy, I have to disagree with you’: Jeff Bezos claps back at an Amazon customer complaining about the Black Lives Matter site banner

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remained steadfast in his help for the Black Lives Matter motion after a buyer emailed him expressing disapproval of the Amazon web site’s Black Lives Matter banner.
  • Bezos posted screenshots of the trade with the shopper, solely recognized as Macy, on his Instagram.
  • The shopper wrote that it was “fairly disturbing” to see the banner, and added that it is vitally offensive to the shopper “for you firm to blast this in your web site”
  • “ALL LIVES MATTER! And if it wasn’t for all of those lives offering their service to your and your organization, the place would Amazon be right now?” the shopper wrote within the electronic mail.
  • In response, Bezos merely began off writing, “No, Macy, I’ve to disagree with you.”
  • “Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate danger that Black folks face in our regulation enforcement and justice system,” Bezos wrote.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos personally responded to a buyer’s electronic mail expressing disapproval of the location’s Black Lives Matter banner.

Bezos posted screenshots of the trade on Friday, redacting the final identify of the one who emailed him.

The shopper, solely recognized as Macy, wrote within the electronic mail that it was “fairly disturbing” to see the banner on the high of the web site, saying “in your firm to blast this in your web site could be very offensive to me and I am positive you will be listening to from others.” The e-mail had “ALL LIVES MATTER!” in daring and written in all caps.

“And if it wasn’t for all of those lives offering their service to your [sic] and your organization, the place would Amazon be right now?” the shopper concluded within the electronic mail.

In response, Bezos merely began off writing, “No, Macy, I’ve to disagree with you.” He defined how the assertion of “black lives matter” does not negate the significance of different lives.

“Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate danger that Black folks face in our regulation enforcement and justice system,” Bezos wrote.

Bezos wrote about how, as a white man, he does not have to fret about his son, Preston, when being detained by police, however the identical cannot be stated about black mother and father.

“I’ve a 20-year-old son, and I merely don’t fret that he is likely to be choked to dying whereas being detained at some point,” the Amazon CEO continued. “It is not one thing I fear about. Black mother and father cannot say the identical.”

He went on to specific his help for the continuing protests sparked by the dying of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for a number of minutes.

The protests, which entered their 11th day on Friday, erupted throughout the US and in locations around the globe, attracting lots of of 1000’s of individuals demanding justice for black individuals who unjustly died by the hands of law enforcement officials.

“None of that is meant to dismiss or reduce the very actual worries you or anybody else might need in their very own life, however I need you to know I help this motion that we see taking place throughout us, and my stance will not change.”

 

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