Amazon customers hit out at ‘Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct’ t-shirts on sale

Amazon has been accused of promoting hate crime after t-shirts with the slogan ‘Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct’ were discovered for sale on its website.

The online giant has been slammed by mums of children with the congenital disorder after they found the heartless merchandise on its platform.

Caroline Wylde, 36, and pal Rachel Mewes, 37, both have two-year-olds with Down Syndrome.

Someone sent a link of the offensive clothing to Caroline who reported it to Amazon.

Caroline, a public sector worker from Chester, Cheshire, said: "It has brought so much hurt. Is this not classed as a hate crime? If we had put that up about an entire race, it would be classed as racism and hate speech. It’s really awful. It’s just really sad."

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The t-shirt was removed by the company but Rachael shared a screengrab on social media to raise the issue.

Rachel, who lives in New Hartley, Northumberland, and is mum to two-year-old Bethany said: "Amazon UK selling and promoting this product is dehumanising for anyone with Down’s Syndrome. It’s discrimination and it’s verging on promoting hate crime."

Both mums said they feared people would buy the t-shirts to wear on Down's Syndrome Day (March 21) as a sick joke.

Rachael added: "If you’ve got Down’s Syndrome and see a product like that saying they want to make your condition extinct – that’s very frightening." 

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Amazon declined to comment when contacted by Mirror Online.

Last year Amazon was slammed for selling sick Holocaust-themed Christmas ornaments.

The items included tree decorations, a bottle opener and a mouse pad, depicting pictures taken from Auschwitz in occupied-Poland during World War Two.

The online retailer took action after Poland's Auschwitz Memorial exposed the offensive range of products.

The memorial and museum later posted an update to say the items had been removed by Amazon and thanked everyone for their support.

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