Amazon backlash in India – Hindu gods on toilet seat covers

Reuters found several listings of toilet seat covers, yoga mats, sneakers, rugs and other items depicting Hindu gods, or sacred Hindu symbols, on Amazon’s US website. MUMBAI (Reuters) – faced a social media backlash in India on Thursday after toilet seat covers and other items emblazoned with images of Hindu gods were spotted on its website. Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said it was removing the products from its online store. The episode is reminiscent of an incident in 2017 when the Indian government took Amazon to task after its Canadian website was spotted selling doormats resembling India’s flag. Thousands of Twitter users backed a call for a boycott of the US retailer, making #BoycottAmazon India’s top trending topic on Twitter.

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