Jeff Bezos Responds To Customer Who Is Disturbed By Amazon’s “Black Lives Matter” Message
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos alerted his 1.9 million Instagram followers about a recent email he received from an Amazon customer that was not happy with seeing Black Lives Matter on the Amazon homepage.
The customer, whose name is Macy, emailed Jeff Bezos saying,
“It is quite disturbing to get on the AMAZON website and see “Black Lives Matter”. You provide services to more than millions of people. Including myself and the rest of my family for our business needs and personal purchases. I am for everyone voicing their opinions and standing up for what you believe in, but for your company to blast this on your website is very offensive to me and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from others, ALL LIVES MATTER!
And if it wasn’t for all these lives providing their service to you and your company, where would Amazon be today?”
Jeff Bezos responds to Macy’s email and writes,
“No, Macy, I have to disagree with you. “Black Lives Matter” doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter. Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that black people face in our law enforcement and justice system. I have a 20 year old son, and I simply don’t worry that he might be chocked to death while being detained one day. It’s not something I worry about. Black parents can’t say the same.
None of this is intended to dismiss or minimize the very real worries you or anyone else might have in their own life, but I wan’t you to know I support this movement that we see happening all around us, and my stance won’t change. My sincere very best to you. Jeff.”
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