Amazon.com Inc said it removed certain images after extremely racist abuse messages were posted in some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple AirPods and other similar products.
The news sparked outrage on Twitter, with AirPods being the trend in the UK.
"We are removing the images in question and have taken action against the bad actor," an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Sunday. She went no further on the "bad actor".
Screenshots and video recordings of the news were announced on Twitter, and users shared the pictures.
The entries containing the abusive messages were no longer visible on the Amazon UK website and it was not clear how long they were there.
In April, several of Amazon's overseas websites, including the UK domain, were included in the US Trade Regulator's Notorious Markets report on marketplaces known for counterfeiting and piracy problems.
Amazon disagreed with the report at the time and described it as a "purely political act".
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