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Shoe that used N-word in description removed from Amazon

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 8/3/2020 Nancy Dillon

A leather shoe that used the N-word in its online product description was kicked to the curb Monday by Amazon’s retail platform in the UK.

The seller, Florence Shakespeare, used the racist slur to describe one of the color options for the lace-up Oxford, according to a listing scrubbed from Amazon’s site but still searchable in cache-form.

The shoe, retailing for around $55, remained available in the remaining colors of light brown, blue and black.

“All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The product in question is no longer available,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to the Daily News.

Florence Shakespeare’s business address was listed on Amazon’s site as being in Guizhou, China.

Its Amazon profile also described the company as “just launched” with “no feedback yet.”

The shoe’s listing was first reported by


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