On the first day of Pride month, Amazon employees staged a ‘die in’ protest against Amazon at their Seattle headquarters to oppose ‘transphobic books’ sold on their website.
The protest comes after multiple books that offer commentary on gender from a conservative perspective reached Amazon’s best-seller list. The books include stories written by Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh.
The protest comes after repeated complaints from Amazon employees who want the company to refuse to publish books that go against their political views.
Last year, multiple Amazon employees quit and others signed a petition attacking the company for selling ‘anti-LGBT’ books.
The protesters demanded that Amazon stop selling Walsh’s book and establish an ‘oversight committee’ that would represent ‘marginalized’ communities at the company.
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I’m at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, where about 30 Amazon employees are staging a die-in during Amazon’s Pride Flag raising ceremony in protest of the company’s continued sale of what they say are transphobic books. pic.twitter.com/Pz0Pyy0Mzi
— Katherine Long (@_katya_long) June 1, 2022
“Amazon employees staged a “die-in” protest on Wednesday to protest the sale of what they describe as “transphobic books.”
Around 30 workers affiliated with the group No Hate At Amazon staged the event during Amazon’s annual “Glamazon Pride 2022 event” held at the company’s South Lake Union campus in Seattle. The group said in their speech “our anger is with Amazon using the raising of the Pride flag as a PR stunt.”
A photo of the “die-in” was posted by Business Insider reporter Katherine Long, which depicts employees laying on the ground pretending to be dead. Each is covered with trans flags.
The group said in their speech that the Glamazon event was “rainbow washing” the company’s profits from “spreading a culture of hatred through the sale of transphobic books.”
They mention Abigail Shrier’s 2020 bestseller “Irreversible Damage” but centered the largest portion of their speech on Matt Walsh’s “Johnny the Walrus.”
The group describes Walsh as “a serial abuser who has openly attacked our coworkers and our customers.” Some of the harm they cite include “Johnny the Walrus” originally being labeled as an LGBTQ book.