Amazon states that it has removed images with racist language from some listings for headphones on its UK site, The Financial Times reported. Users posted screenshots to Twitter of search outcomes for “AirPods” and “Bluetooth headphones” that arrived on the e-commerce site. Instead of photos of headphones, the search results showed images that contained the N-word.
The listings seemed to be limited to the UK site, and appeared on the pages of fresh Amazon merchants, most of whom had few or no buyer reviews, the FT reported.
As of Sunday morning, the pictures did not appear on Amazon’s UK site. An Amazon spokesperson explained to Reuters that it was removing the images “and have taken action on the bad actor.” It wasn’t clear who the bad actor is, and whether there was a security violation included.