eBay removes T-shirts with coronavirus slogans including “Wuhan city tours” because they “benefit from human tragedy” – but they are still available on Amazon
- T-shirts mock the deadly virus and the Chinese city of Wuhan where it started
- Auction site eBay has removed them because they violate the “Disaster and Tragedy Policy.”
- Amazon declined to comment and the shirts are still available on its website
Amazon and eBay are cashing in on the Coronavirus outbreak with comic T-shirts that ridicule the crisis and have killed more than 1,300 people worldwide.
A £ 15.45 shirt on eBay said, “I survived the Coronavirus and all I got was this worthless T-shirt.”
Others on the auction site mock the city in China at the epicenter of the outbreak with a decorated with “Wuhan City Tours” and another saying: “Just arrived from Wuhan.”
Another for £ 10.99 had the Corona beer logo written with “Corona Virus” instead.
Auction site eBay says that tops like this violate and have removed the “Disaster and Tragedy Policy.”
This shirt was for sale on eBay for £ 15.45, but the auction site has now and others removed
Amazon has several coronavirus T-shirts on offer and has refused to withdraw them
On Amazon, a £ 10.99 T-shirt with a gas mask image contains the slogan: “I survived Coronavirus 2020” and is available in 12 different colors.
It is branded as a “Funny men’s cotton T-shirt with short sleeves.”
A women’s white v-neck shirt with the words “Coronavirus inside” is also available for £ 11.99.
A third T-shirt on Amazon for the same price has’ Coronavirus. Welcome to Hell. Free entrance.’
There have been more than 64,000 cases of Coronavirus worldwide, including nine confirmed cases in the UK.
This T-shirt mocks Corona beer that shares its name with the deadly virus
T-shirts like this one on eBay were removed from the auction website today
The coronavirus has claimed more than 1,300 lives and infected more than 64,000 people
An eBay spokesperson said the sale of Coronavirus T-shirts has violated the “Disaster and Tragedy Policy” and has now removed them.
The spokesperson said, “These items have been banned from eBay’s platform.
“We have removed the items and inform sellers.”
EBay’s policy is: “Lists or items that portray, glorify, or attempt to take advantage of human tragedy or suffering, or that are insensitive to victims of such events, are not permitted.
‘Showing respect and sensitivity to our global member community is very important to eBay.
“We do not allow members to sell items that are harmful to the victims of tragic events such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters.”
Amazon declined to comment and this morning still sold its Coronavirus T-shirts.
The comedy T-shirts went on sale when the number of deaths from the virus increased
Amazon has refused to remove items such as this T-shirt from the sale on its website
Amazon declined to comment when asked about the sale of T-shirts that mock the virus
The corona virus has spread throughout the world since the outbreak in China