eBay Bans Anti-Gun Control T-Shirt

Prisonplanet.com reminds me of Toy Story’s Pizza Planet. In both cases, all is not what it seems. Still, in the world of imagination, everything is possible. Except selling anti-gun control T-shirts on eBay. “A T-shirt that warns against how dictators like Hitler used gun control to disarm their victims [above] has been sensationally banned by eBay after the online auction giant labeled the garment ‘Nazi propaganda’ despite the fact that it carries an anti-Nazi message.” eBay’s email reads . . .

Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because the following information violates our policy:

Images depicting high ranking Nazi officers are not permitted to be sold on the site. Please do not relist this item.

We recognize the historical significance of World War II and that there are many militaria collectors around the world. We allow some related historical items, but ban others, particularly items with Nazi markings and items which may be considered Nazi propaganda.

As PP points out, the shirt (from infowars) is so not Nazi propaganda it’s not true (or something like that). And there are plenty of Hitlerian shirts on offer on eBay. PP reckons the anti-gun control message is the crucial difference.

The only thing missing from these designs [other shirts with Hitler imagery] is the message that gun control is how tyrants disarm their victims, which is apparently the only thing that eBay finds “offensive” given that these other shirts are allowed.

While we see little PC forethought in this, maybe so. After all, Google AdWords bans all websites dealing with firearms. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean the media conglomerate don’t get you. Or you them.