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Etsy removes 'Camp Auschwitz' shirt from its website following Capitol siege

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Etsy removed a "Camp Auschwitz" t-shirt from its website after a rioter was spotted wearing a shirt with the same message during the US Capitol siege.

New York (CNN)Etsy removed a "Camp Auschwitz" t-shirt from its website after a rioter was spotted wearing a shirt with the same message during the US Capitol siege.

The e-commerce company removed the item immediately upon learning that the shirt was for sale and banned the shop that listed it, a spokesperson for Etsy told CNN Business.

"Items that glorify hate or violence have no place on Etsy and we are committed to keeping our marketplace safe," the spokesperson said.

The company said it is continuously monitoring its marketplace for listings that may have been inspired by recent unrest, but it's unclear why the anti-Semitic shirt was for sale on the e-commerce site in the first place.

The Auschwitz Memorial tweeted a photograph of the offensive and hate-inciting item, saying, "@Etsy, Please remove this.

Hours later, in an attempt to apologize, the e-commerce company responded to the tweet, saying, "Etsy stands firmly against any form of hate.

The Auschwitz Museum thanked the company for its quick response and removal of the item.

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