Amazon has bowed to pressure from the United Arab Emirates and restricted search results for LGBT related products such as books, videos, and rainbow-colored flags on its website in the country.
Amazon decided to restrict the searches after being threatened with penalties by the UAE government, according to the New York Times .
Homosexuality is illegal in the UAE, one of 69 countries in the world that have laws that criminalize being gay and can be punished by death, life in prison, floggings.
As a company, we remain committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we believe that the rights of LGBTQ+ people must be protected,” an Amazon spokesperson told the BBC. NEWS. However, they added: “With Amazon stores around the world, we must also comply with the local laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate.”
Amazon claims to be a staunch LGBT ally and has a HRC Equality Index rating of 100%.
They must have donated a lot of $$$’s