Amazon has pulled from its e-commerce website several children’s clothing items displaying a sexually explicit message, following a CBC News investigation.
The items, sold by third-party sellers, included a dress, T-shirt, summer hat and hoodies boldly displaying the message “I love c–k,” using a heart emoji. Sometimes a rooster emoji replaced the word, “c–k,” which is another word for a rooster and slang for a penis.
Ads for the products showed children modelling the clothing.
“This is disgusting,” said Karolina Zikova of Chilliwack, B.C., who alerted Amazon, CBC News and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to the problem last week after discovering one of the items when shopping on Amazon.ca.
“It can be connected with pedophilia,” she said.
Following a CBC inquiry, the Seattle-based e-commerce company removed the items.