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

from on . 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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