eBay removes coronavirus slogan t-shirts, including “Wuhan city tours” because they “profit from human tragedy”, but are still available on Amazon
- The shirts mock the deadly virus and the Chinese city of Wuhan where it started
- EBay auction site removed them while violating its “disaster and tragedy policy”
- Amazon declined to comment and the shirts are still available on its website
Amazon and eBay have cashed in the Coronavirus epidemic with comedy shirts by mocking the crisis that has killed over 1,300 people around the world.
A £ 15.45 shirt on eBay said, “I survived the Coronavirus and all I got was this bad shirt.”
Others on the auction site mocked the city in China at the epicenter of the epidemic with one decorated with “Wuhan City Tour” and another that said, “I just got from Wuhan.”
Another for £ 10.99 instead had the Corona beer logo with “Corona Virus” written on it.
The eBay auction site claims that this type of violation violates its “Disaster and Tragedy Policy” and has removed them
This shirt was on sale on eBay for £ 15.45 but the auction site has now removed it and others
Amazon still has several coronavirus shirts on sale and refused to withdraw them
On Amazon a £ 10.99 shirt with a photo of a gas mask includes the slogan “I survived the Coronavirus 2020” and is available in 12 different colors.
It is branded as a “funny men’s short-sleeved cotton T-shirt”.
A white V-neck women’s shirt with the word “Coronavirus inside” is also available for £ 11.99.
A third T-shirt on Amazon for the same price boasts Coronavirus. Welcome to Hell. Free entry. ‘
There have been over 64,000 Coronavirus cases worldwide, including nine confirmed cases in the UK.
This shirt makes fun of Corona beer which shares its name with the deadly virus
T-shirts like this on eBay have been removed from the auction website today
The coronavirus has caused over 1,300 victims and infected over 64,000 people
An eBay spokesman said the sale of Coronavirus shirts had violated his “Disaster and Tragedy Policy” and has now removed them.
The spokesman said: ‘These items are banned on the eBay platform.
“We have removed the items and are educating the sellers.”
EBay policy states: “Lists or articles that portray, glorify or attempt to profit from tragedy or human suffering or that are insensitive to the victims of such events are not allowed.
‘Showing respect and sensitivity to our global community of members is very important for eBay.
“We do not allow members to sell items harmful to the victims of tragic events such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters.”
Amazon declined to comment and was still selling its Coronavirus shirts this morning.
The comedy shirts were put on sale when the death toll from the virus increased
Amazon has declined to remove items like this shirt from selling on its website
Amazon declined to comment when asked about the sale of shirts that mock the virus
Coronavirus has spread worldwide since the outbreak in China