Despite claiming to be pro-LGBT, Amazon restricts products in the UAE

Dubai, nos Emirados Árabes Unidos: Amazon disse que continua “comprometida com a diversidade”, mas alegou que também deve cumprir leis dos países onde atua
Dubai, UAE: Amazon said it continues “ committed to diversity”, but claimed that it must also comply with the laws of the countries where it operates| Photo: EFE/EPA/ALI HAIDER

Amazon caved in to pressure from the government of the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality is prohibited, and restricted this week products and search results related to LGBT themes and people on your website in the country.

According to the New York Times, more than 214 keywords no longer show results in the search, such as “lgbtq” and “pride”, and products on the topic were also blocked, such as the book “My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness”, by Nagata Kabi.

In a statement, Amazon said it remains “committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.” , and we believe that the rights of LGBTQ+ people must be protected”, but pointed out that “with Amazon stores all over the world, we must also comply with the local laws and regulations of the countries where we operate”.

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