Amazon selling Confederate costumes after Party City pulls them from shelves

published 30.09.2020 23:44

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The e-commerce giant’s website features listings for a smorgasbord of “Civil War”-themed attire emblazoned with the Confederate flag.

Multiple childrens’ getups are modeled after Robert E. Lee, the Southern general whose statue was recently evicted, along with other Confederate monuments, from the Virginia Capitol in the name of racial sensitivity.

The news comes a week after Party City said it would remove two Confederate Halloween costumes from “all retail locations ASAP.”

“The Confederate flag to me is a symbol of racism,” the woman, Caroline Brasler, said.

A Party City representative added that the store in question was a franchise operation and that the costume isn’t available at any of the company’s corporate-owned branches.