Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has expressed support for the Black Lives Matter as protests against the death of George Floyd continue across the country.
On Friday, Bezos, the world’s richest man, shared a customer email and his response on Instagram, explaining why the Amazon website added a banner titled “Black Lives Matter”.
The pissed-off client wrote: “I am for everyone who voices their opinions and defends what you believe in, but for your business to post this on your website is very offensive to me … ALL LIVES ARE IMPORTANT! “
Bezos replied, “I must disagree with you. “Black lives matter” does not mean that other lives do not matter.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos voices support for Black Lives Matter as protests against George Floyd’s death continue across the country
Amazon’s website added a banner saying “Black Lives Matter”
Bezos, the richest man in the world, shared a customer email (left) and his response (right) on Instagram on Friday.
“The issue of black lives speaks of racism and the disproportionate risk that blacks face in our law enforcement and justice system,” said Bezos.
“I have a 20-year-old son and I’m just not afraid that he will be suffocated to death during his detention one day. It’s not something I worry about. Black parents cannot say the same.
Bezos has three sons and an adopted daughter with ex-wife MacKenzie, and Preston, 20, is the oldest son.
Bezos added that he did not intend to downplay the worries of anyone in his life.
“But I want you to know that I support this movement that we see happening around us, and my position will not change,” he concluded.
Bezos has three sons and an adopted daughter with ex-wife MacKenzie, and Preston (20 years old with him above) is the oldest
Graffiti on Manhattan food market reads June 2 on the “guillotine for Bezos” after looting riots a night earlier as part of the protest response to the death of George Floyd
People walk through the door at Whole Foods in Fairfax and 3rd in Los Angeles on May 30
Police arrest looters Whole Foods Market last weekend in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles
Bezos’ support for Black Lives Matter was not reciprocated by protesters.
In many cities, the Amazon Whole Foods subsidiary has been the target of vandalism.
In Manhattan, graffiti on one of the whole foods on board said “guillotine for Bezos” this week.
In Los Angeles, a bunch of looters walked through the doors of a Whole Foods last weekend.