Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shared an obscene email saying he had received it from an “angry racist agent”, a person whom Bezos described as “the kind of customer I am happy to lose.”
The billionaire sender of the e-mail message – which was apparently sent by a man named Dave and whose last name was covered, criticizing Bezos for his support of the “Important Black Life” movement – described him as “ill”, in a post on Instagram on Sunday evening, saying that this person It is the “customer type” who will be “happy with his loss”.
The customer’s e-mail – which Bezos listed in his Instagram account – contains lewd and racist insults, and says Amazon’s decision to show solidarity with protesters “will destroy Bezos”.
“I was placing an order for your company when I discovered an important statement of support for black lives, I canceled my order and knew the fact that I would not be the only one,” the message said.
“This sort of hate shouldn’t be allowed to hide in the shadows,” Bezos wrote. “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.”
Bezos wrote to his Instagram post that he had received many negative responses to his email in response to his previous Instagram posts that supported the “Life of the Blacks important” movement.
Bezos’ post comes after he shared another email last week with an angry agent, as Bezos clarified Amazon’s position on racism, saying he supported recent protests against police brutality, and that “his position will not change.”
Bezos and other Amazon executives have been outspoken in supporting the “Life of Blacks Important” movement following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.
“The pain and emotional trauma caused by the racism and violence we are witnessing towards black society has a long-term impact,” Bezos wrote in an Instagram post on May 30.
Amazon has joined a group of companies that have expressed support for the Black Life Mission.
The company announced last Wednesday that it would donate $ 10 million to social justice organizations, and tweeted on the need to stop “brutal and unfair treatment of blacks.”
“We believe black lives are important,” Amazon said. “We stand in solidarity with our employees, customers, and black partners, and we are committed to helping build a country and a world where everyone can live in dignity and free from fear.”
While Amazon was praised for supporting the Black Life movement, it was important, but it faced some criticism, as organizations called on the company to cut ties with the police, especially in the field of developing facial recognition technology.
It is also cooperating with more than a thousand police stations across the United States to provide it with Ring, the company’s smart doorbell technology, and in addition has called on human rights groups to ban face recognition technology from Amazon that they claim poses a threat to migrants and religious minorities.