Amazon Removes Clothing With Derogatory Term Toward Kamala Harris


Amazon removed shirts referring to Kamala Harris in a derogatory term from its marketplace.

The seller, The Oxygen Bandit, was offering t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and sweatshirts with a similar design to Joe Biden’s campaign logo saying “Joe and the h–.” The name of the gardening tool that rhymes with “Joe” is slang for the word “whore.”

The prices ranged from $24.99 to $42.99.

“All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. We are working to remove these products,” an Amazon spokesperson told USA TODAY.

The political meme gained momentum when Rush Limbaugh used his radio show to push misinformation about vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

The meme is the latest iteration of previous smear campaigns targeting Harris for her romantic relationship with former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown 25 years ago.

While Harris had a relationship with Brown between 1994 and 1995, her first successful run for office happened in 2003 – when she won the San Francisco District Attorney runoff election.

The Oxygen Bandit does not appear to have a standalone website. Among the other items, it is selling on Amazon are clothing items with the words “Kamala smelled the best” alluding to the claims of inappropriate behavior by the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. These items are still available for purchase.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.