Friday, November 12, 2010

Disgusting and Outraging! Please take a minute to watch

I am completely in shock and disgust. Thanks to YA ADDICT who has opened my eyes to what Amazon allows on their site.

Please take a minute to watch this video from CNN it is a serious topic that I feel extremely strong about. It may look like they removed one book but there are many others.



I will no longer purchase a thing from amazon, no longer post any reviews and I will also delete my account I have with them.

I normally would go into a huge rant and rave about this but I am to sickened and saddened by this terrible action from this situation.


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16 comments:

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

I was already somewhat boycotting Amazon when I could, but now I have firmly cemented it due to this issue. I don't know if I am going to delete my account, but I'm not posting any more reviews there either. SO glad I bought a Nook.

Tina said...

This is awful....I heard about this on Twitter, Im not buying anything anymore from Amazon as of yesterday and Ive decided to go with a Nook instead of a Kindle. They are selling a guide also that teaches parents to abuse children by spanking kids with pipe wire and using God and the Bible to justify it.

Super said...

Amazon has apparently pulled the book after all the controversy. It's strange because they just released a statement about how they didn't want to be censors...I guess enough people threatening to boycott made them change their tune!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20022495-93.html

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

The content of the book is certainly distasteful.

But the most bitter taste in my mouth is from the realization of social peer pressure on Amazon to censor this particular title.

Amazon gave in to the bullies forcing their views.

Why could the outraged parties have simply not purchased the book?

Why did it have to be eliminated from the Amazon's inventory?

What if the next outrage is over Vampires and Witches?

Oh, right. We've already been through all of this run around before.

Censorship is insidious. It starts out righteous, then eats into all things until you are nibbled down to nothing but the shell "society" says is decent.

Julie P said...

I don't believe in censorship either, after all--we live in America. However, the books that were discussed specifically discuss and perhaps even condone acts that are illegal. Whether or not they are immoral I guess is a matter of opinion. I certainly feel they are, but that is just my personal feeling.

If their policy states they will not promote porn, how can they actually approve of content that includes illegal sexual contact with children? What next? Guides on domestic abuse? Guides on how to successfully kill or grievously harm someone?

It is absolutely ridiculous for anyone to think profiting from the marketing or sale of this book is okay! If someone ever molested or harmed one of my sons and actually obtained "guidance" from this book, I would certainly have a problem...

Jami said...

Thanks for giving me the link to this video. I am definitely continuing my Amazon boycott until they have a better system in place for screening what content is in their site.

Summer Ross said...

I have an extremely strong opinion on this that I will keep to myself on your comment section- But I'm not impressed with this- I find it extremely awful that someone would want to condone this with small children who have no damn choice in the matter, and I'm shocked that the people writing the books have not been checked out for being pedophiles themselves.

Blodeuedd said...

I have nothing to say, I am too upset with them

Melissa said...

Thanks for posting this, Liz. I saw it on CNN, and I deleted my amazon account a couple days ago. I'm horrified at how disgusting this whole mess is.

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

I'm horrified. SICK perverts and those who sell the material I will gladly place in the same category!

Aik said...

I can't believe Amazon is actually selling this type of books. I really feel like puking when I heard what the author had said about his own book.

LReneeS said...

That's absolutely disgusting. I cannot believe this! I am so disturbed by this. And it's even more disturbing that there are people out there who are writing these kinds of books. I definitely would say those books contain "extremely disturbing material".

--Lindsey

Chazz said...

I didn't like amazon because their international postage priced suck, but this tops it!
I can't believe these books can be sold on such a popular site. It disgusts me that the screening process is so lax that Amazon are selling these titles even with their no porn etc policy.
Just beyond belief!

Chazz

GABY said...

I don't agree with censorship, but aren't these books against the law or something??

Besides, how sick is the guy who wrote/sell them? (It's disgusting)

Amazon made a huge mistake. And they are making it bigger just because they don't remove this kind of content.

Jenny N. said...

I read about this and its disgusting that there would be a book like this and that someone actually wrote it.

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