Amazon Faces Social Media Boycott In India After Toilet Seats, Shoes With Images Of Hindu God Spotted On Website

Amazon Faces Social Media Boycott In India After Toilet Seats, Shoes With Images Of Hindu God Spotted On WebsiteA few users also tagged Foreign Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and asking her to take action against Amazon. (representative image) (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint via Getty Images)

Online retailer Amazon.com faced social media backlash in India on Thursday (16 May) after images of Hindu Gods on toilet seat covers, and various other items were spotted on the retailer’s website in the US, the Hindustan Times reports.

Since then, ‘#BoycottAmazon’ has become the country’s top trending topic on the micro-blogging site with thousands of Twitter users calling for a boycott. A few users also tagged Foreign Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and asking her to take action against Amazon.

It would not be the first time when the E-commerce site is facing backlash from India. In 2017, Amazon had listings of doormats resembling to the Indian Flag on its Canadian website, leading to interference from the Government.

Sushma Swaraj had to threaten to revoke the visa of Amazon employees if the doormats were not removed from Amazon.com.