Amazon is not scoring home runs with Indian consumers, it seems. The company recently put up a flip flop which had the face of India’s father of the nation, Mahatma’s Gandhi, printed on it.
This meant, consumers with this product would need to step on Gandhi’s face to reach wherever they were going. Quite obviously, this product display angered a large number of citizens who took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
— Ashok Tanwar (@AshokTanwar_INC) January 14, 2017
— Sangeeta (@RoselynSangeeta) January 15, 2017
— Nano (@nanodgree) January 15, 2017
— Southern Yooper (@YooperSouthern) January 15, 2017
According to news site Aljazeera, the product which was available until Sunday morning, was soon taken off the shelf following the slew of complaints.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Amazon has disrespected the nation’s sentiments. Earlier last week, several media outlets reported the company putting up door mats depicting the Indian flag in Canada. This also gained the attention of Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj asking for the e-commerce to pull the product down.