Once I heard Etsy decided to ban an NFL team’s name from the website, I immediately went to my computer to cancel my account. Your hypocritical attempt at censorship is misguided and alienating to a segment of your customers. I don’t want to do business with a company that doesn’t think things through. Are you going to continue to remove all terms deemed offensive by people? If so I have a few suggestions for you:
1) I’m not a fan of words that are disparaging to women. Are you going to remove the following:
2) Here’s an item in your store featuring a swastika: https://www.etsy.com/listing/191428740/swastika-guitar-pick?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=swastika&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
This symbol means different things to different folks. The most prominent representation is of a time in our history when 11 million people were murdered. However, to Buddhists it represents good luck.
To me the name Redskins represents a team I’ve been rooting for since I was a little girl. It represents many fond memories with my Dad who passed away last year. It represents a time in my life when I felt joy. I’m disappointed in your choice, I’m disappointed in your company’s leadership, and I’m disappointed I have to close my account today. You didn’t think about your customers when you made this decision. You made a hasty decision and that destroys companies in the long run.
Natasha Bishop - former Etsy customer.