US firm in trouble for selling bath mats with imprints of Hindu Gods

The mats, sold on the website for $38 and more, are described as 'Yoga Asian Lord with Third Eye Bath Rug by East Urban Home'

Published: 19th May 2019 02:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2019 02:25 PM   |  A+A-

E-commerce giant Amazon too was also slammed for selling similar items. (Photo:Wayfair Twitter)

E-commerce giant Amazon too was also slammed for selling similar items. (Photo:Wayfair Twitter)

By IANS

WASHINGTON: American e-tailer Wayfair has come under fire for selling bath mats depicting Hindu Gods, after Amazon was slammed for selling similar items, the media reported.

The Boston-based Wayfair that sells home goods, has been stocking bath mats with not just Lord Ganesha figurines but also with Lord Shiva's imprints on it, the American Bazaar reported on Saturday.

The mats, sold on the website for $38 and more, are described as "Yoga Asian Lord with Third Eye Bath Rug by East Urban Home", and "Asian Face of Elephant Lord Bath Rug."

In the past, too, there were complaints about Wayfair selling the Hindu Gods imprinted bath rugs.

Last year, Wayfair removed a cutting board carrying the image of Ganesha and apologised after Hindu activists protested against it.

Last week, a petition was launched against Amazon for selling bath mats, floor mats and toilet covers depicting the Ganesha.

The initial goal of the petitioner was to get 150,000 signatures, but later the target was increased to 200,000. By Friday, it received nearly 156,000 signatures from people across the globe.

The petition demanded an apology from Amazon.

In 2014, the e-commerce giant removed a controversial pair of pants that featured Ganesha.

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  • Aditya Kothari

    This is the difference between an indian and the rest of the world. Whatever you do we protest but we never disrespect someone else's religion because this is way below our morals. Hope to not see this again in my life.
    1 month ago reply
  • Aaj ka indian

    If this would have been a depiction of the respectful muslim prophet. The whole would have seen a angry aggresive reaction to it whereas all hindus are doing was object and protest peacefully yet we are called extremists .
    1 month ago reply
  • Lalit Kumar

    I strongly protest to this US firm for selling mats with images of Indian God. They have no sense. They are hurting the feelings of Indians. They just care for money. Stop manufacturing these items. We won't tolerate it.
    1 month ago reply
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