Sick masks of celeb paedos taken off Amazon and eBay after sparking outrage
Shocking images of the masks show many of the disgraced predators smiling in a sick tribute to the shamed stars.
Hundreds of the products have sold online for as little as £1.50.
And they made headlines at the end of last week when a Rolf Harris mask was seen being sold on a kids’ stall at Edinburgh market.
Amazon and eBay have now agreed to remove the masks from their marketplaces to the relief of many online shoppers.
A spokesperson for eBay said: “eBay is a marketplace. We provide a platform for sellers that is very different to other websites.
“Yet we do not allow the sale of items related to serious crimes on our site.
“We started to remove auctions as soon as this particular case was brought to our attention.
“The items are now banned from being sold on eBay.”
Jill Appleyard, 62, who was abused by Max Clifford at the age of 14, slammed the products calling the creators “disgusting”.
“To make light of it like this is vile,” she told The Sun.
“It becomes worse to know someone is profiting out of it.”
“It’s a bit of fun for some people and sad for others.”
Shaun Jackson, 35, Foxy Facemasks
Shaun Jackson, 35, owner of Foxy Facemasks, who have been selling the masks for a number of years, believes his company has done no wrong.
He said: “Yes we do sell them. We’ve sold many of them for the past five years.
“But we are not the suppliers or creators.”
He explained his company have sold a few hundred Jimmy Savile masks over the last three years.
But he said the sick masks are “not really popular sellers”.
“Today’s world is becoming too politically correct and these things will upset people.
“Fancy dress is different and there is demand.
“We’ve had so many sick images sent in that we’ve declined to do in the past.
“Should we stop selling Adolf Hitler masks too?
“There is such a fine line.”
He insisted that Foxy Facemasks is still a “moral company” and will consider removing the masks from there website.
“Within reason, we need to look what we’ve got in,” he said.
“We’ll remove these off our website for now and discuss what to do next.”