eBay said today in a statement today, they will no longer allow the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, dubbing it “a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.”
The popular online auction website joins Walmart, Kmart and Sears in banning Confederate flag products from their stores.
“EBay is a global marketplace and community and we continually monitor the approximately 800 million items on our site, and evaluate our policies to ensure they are consistent with our core purpose,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “We have decided to prohibit Confederate flags, and many items containing this image, because we believe it has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism. This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance.”
Never fear, the Twerking Teddy Bear will still be available on eBay and in Walmart stores.