STREETteam Protests Zazzle's Decision - OM Symbol Offensive

Recently OM Times began posting some designs and featuring our OM Times Artists on our Zazzle site.  One of the designs posted is shown to the right.  --->
Below is the letter we recieved and the explanation for removing our products & design.  Please note there are hundreds of other OM Symbols being used & sold.

Dear OMTimes,

Thank you for being a Zazzle seller.

You recently used our Quick Product Create tool to upload a number of new designs. Unfortunately, one or more of your designs is in violation of Zazzle's content guidelines. Because of the way that our Quick Product Create tool works, we are unable to accept parts of an upload. We must either accept all of it or none of it. Therefore, in this case, we cannot accept the entire batch of products in your recent upload.

Below, we have listed all of the products in your upload and have identified, with reasons, the image(s) that are a problem. If you make corrections to the products with problems, or delete them from the batch, we will be happy to accept your products and designs.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment that you may have experienced. Please see our User Agreement, Content Guidelines and Copyright Policies for a more detailed explanation of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at content_review@zazzle.comand reference the Batch ID below.

Best Regards,
The Zazzle Content Review Team
Reason Not Approved: Culture - It has been brought to our attention that your design is considered offensive with respect to race/religion. Because Zazzle respects all cultures and would never intentionally want to produce products that are offensive, your product has been removed from Zazzle’s Marketplace.

We Protest & Do NOT Support Zazzle’s
Decision to remove our design
including the OM Symbol.

The syllable is discussed in a number of the Upanishads, which are the texts of philosophical speculation, and it forms the entire subject matter of one, the Mandukya.

 The essence of all beings is the earth.
    The essence of the earth is water.
    The essence of water is the plant.
    The essence of the plant is man.
    The essence of man is speech.
    The essence of speech is the Rigveda.
    The essence of Rigveda is the Samveda.
    The essence of Samveda is OM.
    (Chandogya Upanishad)

Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu sacred sound
that is considered the greatest of all mantras.

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