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Amazon Canada Sells Vacuum the Cleans “Jewish”

Amazon Canada is sparking ire after a listing was posted on the site for a vacuum that can clean “Jewish.”  

The ad on Amazon for the “lightweight stick” vacuum cleaner includes photos showing different types of garbage the vacuum is capable of cleaning, including hair, dust, and “Jewish.” 

Watchdog group StopAntisemitism was the first to draw attention to the ad via Twitter, expressing hope that the statement was a typo. 

“We sincerely hope this is an innocent mistake and not deliberate antisemitism,” the group said on Sunday.  

The listing was adjusted a few hours after StopAntisemitism drew attention to the product listing without explanation.

Back in November, Jewish and human rights NGOs issued requests to Amazon to remove an antisemitic film shared by basketballer Kyrie Irving and the books the documentary was based on.

Even after weeks of pressure, the company’s CEO Andy Jassy, who is Jewish, said in December that Amazon had no plans to remove or add a disclaimer to Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.

“As a retailer of content to hundreds of millions of customers with a lot of different viewpoints, we have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable – and they differ from our particular viewpoints,” Jassy told the audience at the New York Times DealBook Summit.

Source: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-727997