E-commerce site Etsy is removing all merchandise tied to QAnon because the pro-Trump conspiracy theory is causing potential harm.
Merchants have been selling QAnon T-shirts, necklaces, and stickers via the website, but on Wednesday Etsy said it would begin pulling down the products, according to Insider, which was first to break the news.
“Etsy is firmly committed to the safety of our marketplace and fostering an inclusive environment,” an Etsy spokesperson told PCMag.
The company didn’t cite a specific incident that prompted the QAnon ban. However, many supporters of the conspiracy theory have baselessly claimed COVID-19 is a hoax while accusing Hollywood elites and Democratic politicians of being pedophiles and part of Satanic cult.
“Our seller policies prohibit items that promote hate, incite violence, or promote or endorse harmful misinformation. In accordance with these policies, we are removing items related to 'QAnon' from our …