Saturday, 17 October 2020

Maybe You Should Have Looked Up 'Integrity' Before You Named Your Team...

Online marketplace Etsy has banned a seller from selling items carrying the slogan 'I love JK Rowling' claiming that it 'promotes hatred'.

*baffled face* 

In an email to the seller, a representative of the 'Etsy's Marketplace Integrity team' said they prohibit any products that 'promotes, supports, or glorifies hatred or violence towards protected groups'.
They added: 'This includes items or listings that are demeaning or disparaging towards people based upon: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.'

None of which she's done, of course, but this is yet another knee-jerk reaction to the onslaught from the perpetually offended, and Etsy has since been forced to climb down by a counter-campaign. 

But the marketplace has been slammed after social media users higlighted (sic) that their site also currently lists a postcard bearing the slogan 'F*** JK Rowling'.

Could have been avoided if you had done a bit of research into the deranged nature of the complainants, couldn't it? 

J K Rowling makes them lose all sense of proportion - case in point:

Yes, stating that the term 'women' has a biological background is exactly the same as attempted genocide.  


The Jannie said...

"they prohibit any products that 'promotes, supports, or glorifies hatred or violence towards protected groups'."
And we all know which non-whites, peaceable mediaevalists and gender benders THEY are.

Stonyground said...

This provides a fascinating window into the world of the single issue obsessives. The only thing that they care about regarding J K Rowling is that she expressed an unpopular, to them, opinion about the realities of gender. That there might be people who love her because she wrote books that were immensely popular never crosses their minute minds.