After Amazon, it is American e-tailer Wayfair that has come under fire for selling bath mats with Hindu Gods. The Boston-based Wayfair that sells home goods, has been stocking and selling bath mats with Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva’s imprints on it, the American Bazaar reported on Saturday.
While the mat described as Yoga Asian Lord with Third Eye Bath Rug by East Urban Home is being sold on the website for Rs 2,673 (USD 38), another mat named as “Asian Face of Elephant Lord Bath Rug” is being sold for Rs 2,953 (USD 41.99)
.This is not the first time such complaints have been registered against Wayfair. Earlier as well, there were complaints against the e-tailer for selling the Hindu Gods imprinted bath rugs and cutting boards.
Last year, Wayfair removed a cutting board carrying the image of Ganesha and apologised after Hindu activists protested against it.
While 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 also, Amazon removed a controversial pair of pants that featured Ganesha.