Jeff Bezos slams “sickening” response to Black Lives Matter post

Jeff Bezos has told a racist customer he’s happy to lose his business.

The founder of online giant Amazon has shared the “sickening” email he received from a customer after his company showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bezos took to Instagram to post a screenshot of the email which used the N-word multiple times and warned that Amazon’s anti-racist stance “will ruin your company”.

“I cancelled my order and I know for a fact that I won’t be the only one,” wrote the customer named Dave.

“Maintain your stance and we will watch your profits decline and laugh about it.”

Bezos revealed that there had been a “number of sickening but not surprising responses” in his inbox since his last post, which also shared an email from a customer denouncing the company.

“This sort of hate shouldn’t be allowed to hide in the shadows,” he wrote in the recent post.

“It’s important to make it visible. This is just one example of the problem.

“And, Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose.”

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I got this email from a customer and wanted to share my response.

A post shared by Jeff Bezos (@jeffbezos) on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:05pm PDT

In another post, Bezos shared his response to a customer named Macy who told him all lives mattered.

“It is quite disturbing to get on the Amazon website and see Black Lives Matter,” she wrote.

“I am for everyone voicing their opinions and standing up for what you believe in, but for your company to blast this on your website is very offensive to me and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from others.”

The billionaire responded by saying “black lives matter” doesn’t mean other lives didn’t matter.

“Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that black people face in our law enforcement and justice system,” he told her.

“I have a 20-year-old son, and I simply don’t worry that he might be choked to death while being detained one day. It’s not something I worry about. Black parents can’t say the same.”

Bezos said his stance wouldn’t change.

This article originally appeared on Over60.