The controversy surrounding Halloween costumes of an IDF soldier and an “Arab” latex nose continued Wednesday, with the latest company to cave being eBay, AFP reported.
Walmart on Tuesday conceded to criticism of supporting the "occupation" by withdrawing both items from its site, but Arab-American groups continued their offensive against the holiday outfit.
The groups pressed both eBay and Amazon to follow Walmart and withdraw the two costumes, and eBay responded a few hours later, telling AFP it had withdrawn the nose.
Amazon, however, continued to list both costumes and said it would not comment, the news agency reported.
Amazon advertized the soldier's costume for $29.99. The outfit has a two-star rating and has attracted a slew of negative remarks on the website branding it "disgusting."
As on eBay, it had been advertized with the picture of a child wearing the uniform and holding a toy gun in his right hand.
Amazon also advertized the "Sheik Fagin Nose" and a "Sultan Nose Latex Appliance" illustrated by a picture purportedly showing an Arab in a head dress with an oversized nose.
A spokesman told AFP that Amazon would not be commenting. eBay said that it had withdrawn the nose from its listings.
"We don't allow items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance," an eBay spokesperson told AFP by email.