The controversial, antisemitic film Kyrie Irving shared on Twitter — “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America!” — is not being removed from Amazon … says company CEO Andy Jassy.
“As a retailer of content to hundreds of millions of customers with a lot of different viewpoints, we have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable — objectionable and they differ from our particular viewpoints, Jassy said, who is Jewish, at The New York Times’ DealBook Summit in New York City.
Jassy’s comments come in the face of the retail giant facing public backlash for still carrying the book and film on its platform, which Irving shared last month.
“The reality is that we have very expansive customer reviews,” he continued … “For books with a lot of attention — especially public attention — customers do a good job monitoring other people.”
Jassy told the New York Times it’s a slippery slope when deciding what type of content should no longer be sold on the platform … adding instances where violence or pedophilia is being encouraged is more “straightforward.”