Amazon.com Defends Selling Pedophile’s How-To Handbook
Amazon’s stance against censorship may be getting “5 stars” from a handful of its customers, but the big bookseller is getting single-star ratings and threats from consumers promising to “take their business elsewhere” in protest of a controversial volume on its Kindle sales shelf.
“The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure” is getting overwhelmingly negative reaction from online shoppers who have used comments like “absolutely disgusting” and “Are you insane?” in posts that pan both the book and Amazon for selling it.
More than 1,400 comments had been posted to the Amazon listing early Wednesday evening; about 99 percent were critical of Amazon’s decision to sell the volume and many posters were indicating they would boycott making purchases there if the company continued to offer the “Pedophile’s Guide.”
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***UPDATE*** Amazon has pulled the book from it's site due to consumer pressure.