HD Kumaraswamy Says Karnataka Govt ‘must teach Amazon a lesson’ After Kannada Flag Bikini Surfaces

HD Kumaraswamy Says Karnataka Govt ‘must teach Amazon a lesson’ After Kannada Flag Bikini Surfaces File photo of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (Source: PTI)

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday (June 6) said that the Karnataka government must take action against Amazon,  after the e-commerce platform’s Canadian unit was found selling a bikini with the Kannada state flag and emblem on it.

Calling the produce ‘obnoxious’ and ‘inappropriate’, he said, ”Karnataka government must proceed towards taking action against Amazon, they are hurting the sentiments of the Kannadigas. Being a Canadian company, they must abide by the feelings and sentiments of the people. Google made a similar mistake and apologised later. Now it is Amazon’s turn. The Karnataka must teach them a proper lesson legally”.

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Adding, ”Amazon is hurting the sentiments of Kannadigas”. Amazon sparked an uproar for selling a bikini with the state flag imprinted on it. This has caused outrage among the Kannadiga people with State Minister for Forest and Kannada and Culture Aravind Limbavali stating that legal action will be taken against Amazon for the same.

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Bikini imprinted with Karnataka state flag being sold on Amazon Canada

He tweeted, “We experienced an insult of Kannada by @Googlerecently. Even before the scars could heal, we find@amazonca using the colours of #Kannada flag and the Kannada icon on ladies’ clothes.” 

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Multinational companies should stop such repeated insult of #Kannada This is a matter of Kannadigas’ self pride and we will not tolerate the rise in such incidents. @amazoncashould, therefore, apologise to Kannadigas. Legal action will be taken immediately against @amazonca,” he added. 

The incident comes two days after search engine Google showed Kannada as the world’s ugliest language in a screenshot that was shared widely on social media. Google apologised for the error and immediately rectified the error.

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