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Walmart pulls ‘Rope, Tree, Journalist’ t-shirt

A t-shirt that “promoted violence against journalists” has been pulled by Walmart.

The item, offere..

By admin , in USA , at December 1, 2017

A t-shirt that "promoted violence against journalists" has been pulled by Walmart.

The item, offered by third party seller Teespring, had wording emblazoned on it which said: "Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required."

Teespring allows people to post designs for t-shirts and said this product had now been pulled.

In a statement, Walmart said: "This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy.

"We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention, and are conducting a thorough review of the seller's assortment."

Teespring said: "As soon as we were alerted to this content promoting violence against journalists we removed the content, added this content to our automated scanning systems, and kicked off a human sweep of the site to find and remove any similar content."

The Radio Television Digital News Association, which alerted Walmart to the t-shirt, said the company notified it about five hours after its complaint that the shirt was being removed.

Executive director Dan Shelley said: "We are grateful for Walmart's swift action, but dismayed that it, and anyone else selling the shirt, would offer such an offensive and inflammatory product."

A shirt with the same sentiment was spotted at a rally during Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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