Walmart pulls "Rope. Tree. Journalist." T-shirt

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 2:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.

The shirt, listed on Walmart.com through a third-party seller, said: "Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED."

"This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy," Walmart said. "We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention, and are conducting a thorough review of the seller's assortment."

The Radio Television Digital News Association said Walmart notified it about five hours after its complaint that the shirt was being removed.