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Amazon removes 'Jewish baby bibs'

Shoppers outraged by products reinforcing stereotypes of Jews in possible violation of online retail giant’s policy, including 'Future Lawyer' bib with dollar bill pattern

Shoppers have been outraged recently over the discovery of an Amazon seller’s newest line of baby apparel: Jewish baby bibs.


The bibs may be in possible violation of the online giant’s policy prohibiting products that “glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance." Following the criticism, Amazon pulled several variations of the product, the U-T San Diego website reported.


“It’s my bris and I’ll cry if I want to!” and “Grandma’s little matzah ball” are probably the only bibs that aren’t particularly offensive, with other’s reading “Future Mah Jongg player”, “Future Lawyer” and “Future Doctor."


To further perpetuate stereotypes, the “Future lawyer” bib has a dollar bill pattern featured, while the “Future Doctor” one has coins.


Several Amazon users shared their disgust in the review section of the website with JustJB saying, “Kind of offensive here Amazon... It's fine to have a bib that says 'Future Lawyer' and you could also have a bib with some $$$ on it… But to take a bib with 'Future Lawyer,' some images of money and then list it as a Jewish baby bib??? I'm definitely offended by this… I mean really... There's no need to keep this stereotype going, is there?”


“Wow, 'Super Gifts,' FIRST you give us the wonderful 'Future Doctor - Jewish Baby Bib,' and now this even more awesome 'Future Lawyer - Jewish Baby Bib.' I love the oh-so-subtle religious stereotyping, and I'm looking forward to the new Kiddie Klan onesies with hoods, and swastika-shaped pacifiers. Thanks!” wrote Canuck 1.


“As a Jew I was really excited to find an offensive product that would reinforce negative stereotypes about money grubbing Jews. Unfortunately your bib is made of two types of fabric which violates the Torah teachings found in Leviticus 19:19 – that's really a shame because I liked the way the bib made my nose look much smaller and distracted from my horns,” shared W. Speidel.


What do you think of the “Jewish baby bibs?” Funny and cute or offensive?


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



פרסום ראשון: 06.03.13, 13:03
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