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Remove BUDDHA from ICON shoe designs!
Petition Background (Preamble):
The shoes can be seen at ICON Shoes' website, http://www.iconshoes.com for sale.
Buddha has attained enlightenment and is a revered figure for millions of people around the world. It is utterly inappropriate to use Buddha's pictures or anything relating to Buddhism as footwear. It is downright rude, disrespectful and insulting to Buddhism and all Buddhists across the world. It shows how ignorant and discriminatory ICON Shoes is to its worldwide consumers who may hold different religious views.
We, the undersigned, call on the American Apparel & Footwear Association to:
(1) Eliminate the use and sale of all apparel & footwear designs relating to Buddhism with immediate effect.
(2) Demand ICON shoes to issue a public apology to all Buddhists across the world.
(3) Release a public statement on the outcome.
The Remove BUDDHA from ICON shoe designs! petition to American Apparel & Footwear Association was written by May Yadana Aung and is in the category Religion at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: buddha, buddhism, icon shoes, apparel, footwear