Online auction giant eBay is taking some heat for hypocrisy.
The website is one of the latest companies to join the politically correct frenzy to remove the rebel flag for its “racist” symbolism, but there’s one minor problem: Sales of swastika-decorated material abound — a much more blatant symbol of white supremacy.
The “Take Down The Flag” movement started after Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church a week ago and has gained momentum since, with company after company removing flag-themed merchandise.
According to Ebay’s Offensive Material Policy regarding Nazi material:
We recognize the historical significance of World War II and that there are many militaria collectors around the world. We allow some related historical items, but ban others, particularly those that amount to Nazi propaganda, or that are disrespectful to victims.
Apparently items that depict that Confederate flag have no Civil War historical significance.
The Twitterverse blasted the company for what many called a double standard.
so @ebay will ban Confederate flags but … http://t.co/XgTiR6kN6I
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 23, 2015
So @eBay, #ConfederateFlag is offensive, but the Nazi Flag isn’t? Remove ALL symbols of hate! @michaelianblack pic.twitter.com/YPnaZvOnzU
— reservoirdog13 (@reservoirdog13) June 24, 2015
WAR COMMANDO COMIC NO 4087 NAZI FORTRESS http://t.co/sx1vTId0JH #Comics #Comicmarket #Ebay pic.twitter.com/UAvB3KatUE
— Ebay Comics Auctions (@ComicsAuctions) June 24, 2015
eBay won’t sell “hate symbol” #confederateflags will sell nazi material, qurans & flag of apartheid Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/yJ1IZFIS0D
— Cassandra (@tassince) June 24, 2015
Time to ban sale of Nazi memorabilia on @eBay @amazon? thoughts @nytimes ? pic.twitter.com/DnKdLgTXi5
— Rabbi Yonah (@RabbiYonah) June 24, 2015
For Sale on Ebay Nazi Flags, Clocks and Banners.. Are U going to ban anything that offends? @eBay @walmart @Et pic.twitter.com/28iBaZRFQ0
— MichelleAnn פנינה (@HolzMAS) June 24, 2015
“We won’t sell the confederate flag because it is offensive BUT WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR NAZI NEEDS!!!” – @eBay pic.twitter.com/Jz5HQEX3Ov
— Rondu (@Zagooli) June 23, 2015
So let me get this right. Confederate flag which symbolizes Southerness/history is bad, but Nazi stickers ok? @eBay pic.twitter.com/Tr1d6MrygA
— molly (@TNdreamin_) June 23, 2015
So @eBay sells Nazi memorabilia with swastikas on it, but is banning the sale of Confederate flag memorabilia? Way to go with the flow.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 23, 2015
I’m a Jew who has seen many Nazi items for sale on Ebay and other places – Never once wanted to ban any of it https://t.co/pYenNpAPgw
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 23, 2015
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