Jeff Bezos corrects irate customer who said ‘All Lives Matter’ to criticize Amazon for posting a ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner and tells her ‘I don’t worry that my son might be choked to death while detained’
- Bezos posted to Instagram his reply to a disgruntled Amazon customer
- Customer wanted to know why Amazon site had ‘Black Live Matter’ banner
- Bezos said that black people face ‘disproportionate risk’ from police
- Said his son Preston, 20, would be unlikely to die in police custody
Bezos, the world’s richest man, shared a customer email as well as his response on Instagram on Friday, explaining why Amazon’s website had added a banner reading ‘Black Lives Matter.’
The irate customer wrote: ‘I am for everyone voicing their opinions and standing up for what you believe in, but for your company to blast this on your website is very offensive to me… ALL LIVES MATTER!’
Bezos responded: ‘I have to disagree with you. ‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter.’
‘Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system,’ Bezos continued.
‘I have a 20-year-old son, and I simply don’t worry that he might be choked to death while being detained one day. It’s not something I worry about. Black parents can’t say the same.’
Bezos has three sons and one adopted daughter with his ex-wife MacKenzie, and 20-year-old Preston is the oldest.
Bezos added that he didn’t intend to minimize worries anyone else has in their life.
‘But I want you to know I support this movement that we see happening around us, and my stance won’t change,’ he concluded.