Toronto man calls on Amazon to stop selling shirts that mock suicide
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, the Amazon.com logo is displayed at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, January 8, 2016 7:01AM EST
TORONTO - A Toronto man who survived "multiple suicide attempts" as a teenager is calling on Amazon to stop selling T-shirts he says mock suicide.
Mark Henick, 28, has launched an online petition on Change.org that has garnered support from hundreds of people.
The $15.99 shirts have a graphic of one stick figure standing on a chair with a noose around its neck and another stick figure sitting on a chair eating popcorn above the words "Suicide Watch."
Henick says he's calling on the online retailer "to do the right thing and remove these products."
Amazon did not respond to a request for comment on Henick's petition.
Henick says the shirts may seem like a joke, but they can trigger bad memories for people who've lost a family member or friend to suicide, or those who may have attempted suicide in the past.