By CCN: Musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, and author Ice-T fired off a savage tweet at Amazon, not-so-kindly suggesting that Amazon delivery people should wear garments clearly identifying themselves as such.
The company’s abject failure to require this basic worker protection almost caused him to tragically shoot one delivery driver in self-defense.
Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 21, 2019
Ice-T: Not Another Hollywood Hypocrite
Typically, it would be easy to jump all over some hypocritical Hollywood celebrity for whining about the Second Amendment and then pulling a gun.
In this case, however, Ice-T is a staunch Second Amendment advocate who also makes an excellent point about Amazon’s operational holes.
Nor is Ice-T the average citizen who has delivery people tromping about on his property on a regular basis. Spotting someone on his property has a different context because he’s a celebrity. They may very well be a bona fide threat.
Thus, Ice-T is absolutely right to scold Amazon on this matter.
Amazon Makes a Big-Time Fumble
While any delivery service should have proper identification garments for its workers, the fact that Amazon does not is conspicuous, considering it commands 5 percent of the retail sales market and has a boatload of cash.
How did Amazon respond? Dave Clark, SVP of Operations for Amazon, tweeted back:
Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers.