The Vietnamese American Community of the USA
6050 Dawson Blvd., Ste: A-B, Norcross, GA 30093
TEL : (512) 437-1193, (404) 409-8992
June, 18, 2021
To Mr. Jeff Bezo, Founder and CEO
Mr. Jeff Wilke, CEO, Amazon Worlwide Consumer
Mr. Jeff Blackburn, Senior VP, Business and Corporate Development
Mr. Jay Carney, Senior VP, Corporate Affairs.
410 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-5210
Ref: Protest against the sale of some Chinese products with the South Vietnam Flag.
To whom it may concern,
After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, millions of South Vietnamese have fled the country and were resettled in democratic countries, mostly in the United States. To them, the yellow flag with three strips is still their national flag. More than 50 cities and states in the US have issued declarations to recognize that flag as Vietnamese American traditional symbol. A great percentage of the population in Vietnam still embraces the ideology of democracy and freedom, and thus still respects the South Vietnam flag.
We found on Amazon.com several Chinese products that abuse our South Vietnam Flag. To our people, the national flag is the most sacred icon that we always respect and put in the highest place in our home. The use of the flag to make products such as bathroom mat, toilet seat cover, toilet mat, sport calf sleeves… is an act of grave insult to our people.
We know that those products were made and sold by communist Chinese people who for centuries have had an unfriendly attitude toward our Vietnamese. They would do anything to harm our feelings.
On behalf of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA, we respectfully ask Amazon.com to stop the selling of the said products and to reject any similar products in future.
We will be very thankful for your consideration.
Michael Peavey Do
Chairman of the Board of Directors
List of some products that we found very insulting:
1. Bidai’s product: South Vietnam Flag Aprons, ASIN: B08ZNC9ZQY, sold by Keyoushangmaodian.
2. Minalo’s product: 4Pcs Oven Mitts and Pot Holders Set, South Vietnam Flag, ASIN: B0969HPSM3, sold by dongyingqziyourenmotuochexiaoshoudian.
3. Gratnna’s product: Large Bath Towel, South Vietnam Flag, ASIN: 0978SNDQJ, sold by FuNanLuJiangZhuangShiGongChengYouXianGongSi.
4. Xiagou’s product: South Vietnam Flag Calf Compression Sleeve, UNSPSC Code: 42240000, sold by Jianzhong Chen
5. Kaireno’s product: 3 Piece Bathroom Rugs set, South Vietnam Flag, ASIN: B095SCB3BW, sold by uanchnegquqihongriyong pinbaihuodian