An ex-girlfriend shooting target has been removed from Amazon.
The shooting target, called “The Ex” on Amazon, depicted a large-breasted woman in skimpy clothing. The target was designed to bleed after it was hit with a gunshot.
Amazon hasn’t commented on why the product was removed but Yahoo News notes that the item disappeared from the store shortly after the group UltraViolet collected more than 60,000 signatures on a petition to have the item removed.
The petition reads: “Gun violence against women is a serious problem. But “The Ex” shooting target turns violence against women into a joke and promotes the idea that men should want to kill their ex-wives or ex-girlfriends.”
The ex-girlfriend shooting target was created by Zombie Industries. If that name rings a bell, you probably heard about the Obama shooting target that was removed from the NRA convention last week.
The company hasn’t commented on the Amazon listing yet but they did apologize in advance for creating an offensive target. The company writes on its websites that all of its products are completely fictional and aren’t intended to represent real people.
The company writes: “Zombie Industries is sorry if anyone takes offense to any of our products. But we also have a responsibility to our customers to provide the best possible products to help them prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse.”
The company also says that the ex-girlfriend target, which they call “Alexa Zombie,” isn’t meant as a target for vengeful boyfriends. Instead, the target was designed for zombie hunters in training.
The company writes: “Each Alexa Zombie is hand painted to accurately resemble an infected human that just finished gnawing your neighbor Zed’s leg, to give you that realistic look. What makes our Zombie’s so special? They’re filled with biodegradable matter, which makes clean up a wee-bit easier…(are you happy, mom?) …and oh yah, let’s not forget, they bleed and burst into little pieces of blood soaked, Zombie matter when you shoot them!”
Here’s a video of the ex-girlfriend shooting target.
Amazon hasn’t commented on the petition but Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of women’s group UltraViolet, thanked the company for their quick response.
Chaudhary said: “We are thrilled to see Amazon’s fast response in removing the bleeding ex-girlfriend shooting target from their website. The fact that it exists is yet another reminder of what is at stake for women with gun safety legislation. The very presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the chance that the woman will be murdered by 500%. We are fed up, and we demand better.”