November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday: Amazon is Slammed for Selling Hardcore Porn DVD in ‘Dad Gifts’ Category

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is known for lightning fast shipping and selling virtually anything online. While their corporate policy ostensibly prohibits it from selling pornography, Amazon.com sells thousands of pornographic materials and sells other material that sexualizes children and normalizes the dehumanization and sexual commodification of women.

Items for sale on Amazon include child-like sex dolls, photography books with eroticized child nudity, pornographic magazines & DVDs, and clothing items with full frontal nudity, and more. Their Kindle e-reader is riddled with sexually explicit content containing incest, babysitter, and group-sex themes.

For these reasons, Amazon has earned a top spot on the Dirty Dozen List, a list which calls out companies for their policies which profit from and facilitate sexual exploitation.

It’s no surprise then that parents in the UK are outraged by Amazon’s tactic of including a hardcore porn film in its section for “Dad Gifts” this Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day in the world.

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When the UK newspaper, The Sun, contact Amazon about this, they immediately removed the film, “Dad is *** My Girlfriend.” The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds Amazon for this action, but Amazon continues to sell other hardcore pornography titles, as well as sex dolls, eroticized child nudity books, and more.

Excerpts from UK News Article:

Parents fear children could see the 18-rated £16.95 DVD and other sex films on the website as they appear in search results.

The DVD – which was sold by a third-party seller called Meerkat Wholesalers – popped up on screen when you typed “dad gifts” into the search bar, according to shoppers.

After The Sun contacted Amazon about the DVD, it removed the title from its website – but other porn films are still listed online.

And we found that when you search for “porn film” on Amazon, explicit DVDs come up even when Amazon states it has excluded “adult items” from the results.

Amazon UK says that sellers are “not permitted” to sell any type of pornography on its website – but thousands of pornography items are available to buy.

Dad-of-two, James Lock, 46, of Solihull, West Midlands, saw the porno DVD when he was looking for gift ideas for his dad.

He said: “In amongst the usual stuff like BBQ utensils, car manuals, gardening gift sets and funny T-shirts which say ‘Grumpy old git’, or ‘No 1 dad’ novelty mugs was this sex film.

“I only typed in ‘Dad Gifts’ into the search menu. I wasn’t expecting something so explicit to turn up.

“My two kids go on Amazon a lot to look for toys and ideas for presents to write on their letter to Father Christmas. I hate to think what would have happened if they’d found this DVD themselves.

“Amazon should be far more responsible with its listings. Anything pornographic needs to be removed immediately.”

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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