Amazon Catches Heat Over “Rape” T-Shirt

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Internet retailer Amazon is continuing to list clothes from a US firm despite a row over a T-shirt printed with the message: “Keep calm and rape a lot.”

On Friday, US company Solid Gold Bomb apologised for selling the T-shirt and removed it from sale, saying a listing was automatically generated in error.

Earlier on Saturday the firm had T-shirts for sale with messages including “keep calm and hit her”.

An Amazon statement said later “those items are not available for sale”.

The T-shirts are based on the World War II wartime propaganda slogan “keep calm and carry on”.

Among the 8,425 T-shirts still offered for sale by the company on the Amazon site at 12:00 GMT on Saturday were those with the slogans “keep calm and knife her” and “keep calm and grope a lot”.

By 14:00 GMT, all items listed for sale by Solid Gold Bomb were unavailable to buy with visitors unable to click on the “add to basket” button.

Solid Gold Bomb said any offensive items were “certainly in the deletion queue and will be removed as soon as the processing is complete”.

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