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Ban 'tragicrafting' that lets sellers profit off the victims of atrocities

    1. Petition by

      Katrina Simmonds

      Honeoye Falls, NY

Etsy.com is a popular site where you can find unique handmade and locally made goods, supplies and vintage items from a variety of shops. Sadly, a growing number of people have begun to 'tragicraft'- that is, to use a tragedy in order to peddle goods that often have little to no connection to that actual event, as well as usually raise NO funds for charity or the issue at hand. Shockingly, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the recent shootings in Aurora, CO and Newton, CT have all been targeted for tragicrafting by sellers who post insensitive items tagged with these events online for their own personal profit. Etsy, please stop allowing this offensive and degrading act on your site. We have had enough. Ban tragicrafting.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
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      Katrina Simmonds
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for visiting my petition. Please consider linking to this page on a Facebook page, Twitter account or personal blog/site or forwarding the link over e-mail; it only takes a moment and I'm sure we all known at least one person who would care about this issue, especially in the wake of recent disasters such as the shooting in Newtown, CT and Hurricane Sandy. I am currently working on an e-mail and letter-writing campaign; more news on this to follow.

    3. Reached 25 signatures
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      Katrina Simmonds
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for stopping by and signing my petition! I will soon be uploading a video discussing this issue, and some possible suggestions/solutions, in greater detail. If you know anyone who might be interested please forward the link. Have a great day!

    5. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Mya Istanbouly ARBOGA, SWEDEN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because there is nothing more despicable than people profiteering from another's suffering.

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    • Laura Foster WESTBROOK, ME
      • almost 2 years ago

      No amount of contacting these sellers to "call them out" will be effective, as they already lack the sensitivity to care in the first place. Etsy, however, needs to be called out for this. Maybe YOU will listen.

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    • Marlaina Beers STRATFORD, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is terrible and heartbreaking when a tragedy occurs and people who had nothing to do with said tragedy sees it as nothing more than a way to make money.

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    • Anthony Angell BRIERLEY HILL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Such a disgraceful practice. These people should be ashamed of themselves.

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    • Heather Wells REDONDO BEACH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Unless sellers can prove that they are donating to the cause they are trying to tag or title with, Etsy should take action against them.

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