Protest against eBay over ‘disability hate’ products

Do you think this is funny?

150603workharder

How about this?

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If so, then you have been fooled by the disability hate propaganda that has been washing around the mass media for the past few years.

You may be one of the people who, polled by the TUC in 2013, think 41 per cent of the entire welfare budget goes on benefits to unemployed people, when the true figure is just three per cent.

You may even be among those who think 27 per cent of the welfare budget is claimed fraudulently; the government’s own figure is 0.7 per cent.

If you agree with any of the above, then you would probably enjoy seeing the T-shirt (top) and car bumper sticker (beneath), for sale on eBay – and may even consider buying them.

It isn’t a funny joke.

It is a hate crime.

It’s the kind of comment that makes people think that objectifying the disabled – demonising them – is okay.

From there, you don’t have to go far to believe it’s okay to verbally abuse or physically attack the disabled.

You wouldn’t be the first if you did.

You would also be a criminal.

The sight of these items being sold on the popular auction site has incensed campaigners for the disabled and disability rights. They have complained bitterly to eBay, calling for the removal of the offending items.

At the time of writing, eBay has not complied.

The company’s offensive material policy bans items that “promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or promote organisations with such views” – which means that, if enough of us complain, these items should be taken down. You just visit the listings – HERE and HERE – click the ‘Report Item’ button on the right-hand side of the page, and state your case.

The more people complain, the sooner we can stamp out this prejudice – and stamp on the hatemongers.

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19 thoughts on “Protest against eBay over ‘disability hate’ products

  1. Steve Grant

    It’s always been there….I’ve been fighting it on behalf of my wife for best part of 18 years.After all the ignorant in the UK are mostly nazis.

  2. hugosmum70

    on the latter item … re disabled and lazy….it says this on the site………..This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

  3. Rachel

    The sticker listing has been ended early. The t-shirts seem to be selling well… There’s a lot of ignorant and nasty people out there!

    1. Dave

      If you see someone who has the sticker on their car, just run the [email protected] off the road. Hopefully they will end up in a position where they need help for disability at some point soon, then see how hilarious they find it.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Don’t hope for that – it lowers you to their level.
        Just say it may happen.

  4. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    eBay is a No No for me from now on. What a disgusting way of making money by maligning disabled people. eBay will need to work much harder on promiting a better image than that and maybe someone with the ability to make and sell shirts can make a suitable slogan.

  5. creatorsnotconsumers

    The bumper sticker has been ended by the seller as no longer available. I note that 429 of the tee shirts have been sold. Interesting that there was a report from Tel Aviv today of a woman told that breast feeding in a shop was illegal and that this is the 21st century. People seem to be losing, or have entirely lost their humanity. This loss of, or being out of touch with, their fundamental nature might explain much, if not all, that is wrong with the world.

  6. JohnDee

    I’ve also complained by messaging the sellers themselves:

    “Are you so desperate to make money that you need to spread this sort of incitement to intimidate vulnerable people?

    Nevertheless, I have reported you to Ebay for violating their policy:

    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/offensive.html
    “Any item that glorifies or promotes violence towards humans or animals”

  7. Jane Hartley Jacques

    That’s my disabled daughter commented on by those products. No she is not lazy, she is a wonderful, intelligent, generous, helpful, brave person who contributes to society in so many ways , as do so many other people with disabilities.

  8. leonc1963

    Thank you Mike for taking up the mantra to end this kind of hate that people will jump on, I reported it too the Daily Mirror early this morning and they have published, John Pring took it up too when he saw my tweets.

    More and more of this products are appearing and they have no place in a civilised society and it is down to people to judge how far free speech goes and most I believe will agree this is a step too far.

    We all need to keep our eyes on the market for any similar items and take steps to bring them off as and when they arose

    Thank you

  9. NMac

    Extremely unpleasant and something which only morons would wear. Morons who don’t have the intelligence to think that one day they too might be severely disabled.

  10. hilary772013

    I have also reported the T Shirt to ebay and also sent the seller a message, I sell on ebay and hope the seller has enough decency to withdraw the offensive item.I told him/her that I hope their business doesn’t fold and they find themselves in the position they are demonising plus other comments.

  11. Florence

    “Then they came for you…….”

    This is a terrible indictment of the UK. It is the triumph of a fascistic government and their rottweiler MSM exercise in propaganda. When the anti-discrimination laws were passed, it was said by opponents that it would never work, but it did because it was made illegal to incite race hatred, and it became a social taboo. Now that taboo has been broken by Her Majesties Government,

    Has anyone reported this to the Equalities Commission (or whatever they are called these days)?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The links were fine when the article went up. Perhaps this protest has been successful?

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