'It's outrageous': Amazon pulls 'paedophilic' children's clothing after complaints

'It's outrageous': Amazon pulls 'paedophilic' children's clothing after complaints
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A baby onesie emblazoned with the words 'Daddy's Little F**k Toy' has been removed from Amazon after a huge backlash from shoppers.

Another onesie with the slogan 'I just look illegal' has also been removed.

The onesie that had 'Daddy's Little F**k Toy' on the front was advertised as a "funny baby bodysuit", while the 'I Just Look Illegal' was defended as being related to immigration rather than anything sexual, reports Metro.

Child USA, a non-profit dedicated to protecting children and preventing abuse, has slammed the company for selling the clothing.

"It is outrageous that baby clothing with this language appears anywhere on the web, let alone Amazon," CEO Professor Marci Hamilton told the Sun Online.

He says the clothing has serious implications for children.

"It has a way of normalising the activity [sexual abuse of children] which is extremely dangerous to children.

"It is the first time we have seen such wording aimed at paedophiles on clothing for babies. They should have much better controls over products for children generally."

An Amazon spokesperson told Metro the clothes "all marketplace sellers must follow selling guidelines".

"Those who don't will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account," they said.

Amazon's argument that it just provides a platform for its users is similar to that of Facebook, which has come under heavy criticism for its response to the Christchurch terror attack.

The terror attack was broadcast live via the alleged gunman's Facebook's page, and subsequently shared across the internet. The social media giant was accused of failing to act promptly to stop the spread of the violent material.

Facebook released a statement saying its artificial intelligence is not perfect, and the video was not caught by its automatic detection system.

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