Walmart pulls 'lynch journalists' T-shirt from sale

From BBC - December 1, 2017

US retailer Walmart has removed from sale a T-shirt with a message about lynching journalists, after complaints.

The T-shirt, which said "Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required", was available on the Walmart website.

The retailer said the T-shirt had been provided by a third party seller that allows people to post their own designs and "clearly violates our policy".

The design gained notoriety during the 2016 US election when it was photographed at a Trump campaign event.

Third party seller Teespring said it had also removed the design and would do more to spot offensive content, Associated Press reported.

The company said it had added the slogan to its automated scanning system and had had staff search the site to find any similar content.


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