the “kind of customer I’m happy to lose.”
The email, sent to Bezos from a man named Dave, criticized the billionaire for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Bezos screenshotted the email and posted it to Instagram.
“You obviously are not an idiot or you wouldn’t have the financial success that you have had,” Dave, whose last name was redacted by Bezos, wrote.
“I was placing an order with your company when I discovered your statement of support for Black Lives Matter,” Dave continued. “I canceled my order and I know for a fact I won’t be the only one.
Bezos and other Amazon executives have been vocal in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death. In a May 30 Instagram post, Bezos wrote: “The pain and emotional trauma caused by the racism and violence we are witnessing toward the black community has a long reach.”
The company also announced that it would be donating $10 million to organizations supporting justice and equity, including the NAACP and the National Urban League, among others.
Bezos wrote in a caption alongside his Instagram post that he has received “a number of sickening but not surprising responses” to his email inbox in response to his previous Instagram posts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
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