Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has published on his Instagram page customer letters that are dissatisfied with his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jeff Bezos showed an email from a man named Dave who was shopping but canceled his order after the Black Lives Matter banner appeared on Amazon’s website.
“By promising support to a bunch of worthless f***, you’ll destroy your company. White America is fed up with this f*** shit. I canceled my order, and I know for a fact that I won’t be the only one. Keep your position and we’ll watch your profits drop and laugh about it,” the letter said.
In his return post, Jeff Bezos wrote that he would only be happy to lose a buyer like Dave. “This kind of hatred cannot be hidden in the shadows. It’s important to put it out in the open,” Bezos explained, “Dave, you’re the customer I would love to lose.
Another Amazon customer wrote to Bezos that she didn’t like to see Black Lives Matter on the website.
“I’m in favor of everyone expressing their opinion and defending their interests. But what your company has put up on the website is very offensive to me, and I’m sure you’ll hear it from others as well. ALL LIVES Matter,” wrote a client named Macy.
Bezos responded that she misunderstood the meaning of the Black Lives Matter phrase.
“Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean that other lives don’t matter. The Black Lives Matter movement claims racism and the disproportionate risk that black people face in our law enforcement and justice systems. I have a 20-year-old son. I’m not worried that he could be beaten to death if one day he is detained. But black parents can’t say the same,” wrote the head of Amazon.
Jeff Bezos stressed that he will continue to support the movement Black Lives Matter and his “position will not change.
Earlier, Amazon said it would donate $10 million to organizations that fight for social justice.