A US based shoe manufacture Icon Shoes is now promoting a shoe which depicts the image of Lord Buddha which has resulted in the Tibetan and the Buddhist community protesting against the firm.
A search on the Icon Shoes website shows the company promoting a shoe depicting the image of Lord Buddha, which is named as “Thangka of the Buddha”
A foreign media report says, Tibetans and Bhutanese Buddhists have already written to the company, to express their disgust.
“They have flooded the company’s Face book page with protest notes” added the news report.
They have demanded the firm to withdraw the shoes from its catalogue.
“I really think you should stop manufacturing the shoes with Buddha’s imprint… it is totally against Buddhist sentiment,” wrote one Tshewant Gyeltshen on the company’s Facebook page.
“I am Buddhist. Your idea of putting Lord Buddha’s image on footwear is unethical,” said one Yoezer Gempo.
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