Demand that Amazon take down Anorexia Hoody from its Website
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Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that are associated with serious life threatening medical complications in addition to the significant psychological distress that they cause to those whom they affect. The mortality rate for individuals with eating disorders is the highest of all psychiatric illnesses, and over 12 times higher than that for individuals without eating disorders.
Amazon has come under fire online for selling a hoodie on its American site titled "Anorexia Styling Hoody for Women" causing a great level of concern and outright anger by clinicians, the media and individuals online. The item which is sold by a company called ArturoBuch says on the front "Anorexia (an-uh-rek-see-uh) Like Bulimia, except with self control", showing a complete lack of disregard and understanding for the seriousness of both of these eating disorders. By promoting such items of clothing, and with so-called 'slogans' such as the one used on this product could do more harm to those estimated 70 million individuals worldwide who live with the illness every single day and I am calling upon Amazon to remove this item from their website. Furthermore, I am using this petition to call upon Amazon to review its policies regarding the types of products which it chooses to allow vendors to sell on its website and associated platforms in the future #notbuyingit #eatingdisorders kill #nojokingmatter #sendingthewrongmessage #poorjudgement #shameonyouamazon
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