The policy change was a turning point for Amazon following the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. On Monday morning, shoppers could have their selection of T-shirts with the slogan “We Are Q”, baseball caps with the QAnon motto “Wherever we go, we all go” and even baby onesies with President Trump’s face in the letter Q.
These products, all offered by third-party vendors selling on the Amazon marketplace, remained available days after the Capitol uprising, in which some QAnon believers played a prominent role. Some even wore the same type of clothing that is available on Amazon.
Amazon sold products that support or even glorify QAnon “Alarming, but not surprising,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League, which persecutes extremism across the country. In the past, Amazon’s approach to combating sales of hateful goods has been to only remove them after critics complained, Greenblatt said.
“They don’t do things proactively, but …