Walmart Pulls Shirt That Threatens Journalists With Hanging
Walmart has pulled a t-shirt, which threatens the lives of journalists, from its website.
The t-shirt included the words “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED,” and was sold by a third party, Teespring.com, on the Walmart website, notes the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
RTDNA and its Voice of the First Amendment Task Force sent a letter to Walmart requesting the t-shirt’s removal.
The t-shirt was photographed at campaign rallies for Donald Trump in 2016.
Walmart Executive Escalations department released a statement:
We have forwarded this to the appropriate team to remove it. Walmart.com does appreciate feedback like this so that offensive material does not appear on our website.
(Sources: Radio Television Digital News Association, Walmart)