Etsy: Are They Yanking Casey Anthony-Related Crafts?
Women’s issues blog Jezebel drew attention yesterday to a spate of crafts on Etsy themed around the Casey Anthony trial and even some memorializing her daughter Caylee.
The impetuses behind such projects likely vary- many people are probably out to make a quick buck off the trial’s notoriety, while others may wish to create memorabilia to honor the dead child. Some of the crafts listed in the Jez piece were of highly questionable taste and some were of marginally questionable taste- all would definitely offend at least some people.
MSNBC has pointed out that one of the notable pieees, a diorama of the now-concluded trial, has been pulled from Etsy. But not only is the piece missing, there is also no trace of the user who had offered the item for sale. The news site highlights a portion of the Etsy Terms of Service that may affect Casey Anthony memorabilia:
We reserve the right to remove listings that we determine are not within the spirit of Etsy. Such listings will be removed from the site, and the member’s selling privileges may be suspended and/or terminated.
Many Casey Anthony and Caylee Anthony items remain on Etsy for the time being- should they be pulled from Etsy, too, or should people be able to remember Caylee through craft sales?