Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mother whose son was stabbed to death blasts Amazon for selling sick blood-spattered 'I'm fine' T-shirts

A mother whose 17-year-old son was stabbed to death outside a primary school has blasted Amazon for selling sick blood-splattered T-shirts after eBay agreed to ban them.

The white garments have blood stains which resemble a stab or a gunshot injury and include the slogan 'I'm fine.'

Online giant eBay was flogging the offensive clothes for as little as £2.03, but it has banned the items after being alerted to the pain the T-shirts were causing the families of knife crime victims.

Peguy Kato, 42, who lost her 17-year-old son Champion Ganda to knife crime, slammed the T-shirts, which Amazon is continuing to sell.

Calling for all websites to stop flogging them she said: 'Does it mean it's fine to be killed or fine to be stabbed?

'I keep looking at the picture again and again.

'I don't know if it's a joke or what they are going to say when all of these kids are dying and their families are crying.

'This shows no respect for the families of knife crime victims who love their sons.'

Tragic Champion was knifed to death outside a primary school in 2013 in Newham, east London.

She added: 'They're making it look like it's a joke, but it is human beings' lives being lost on the streets.

'Kids are dying and families are suffering.

'To see blood on the T-shirt and to see families saying I'm fine, it normalises and glorifies stabbing.

'People will be walking the streets with T-shirts showing stab wounds.

'This shows no respect for families whose loved ones have died.'