Walmart removed a controversial T-shirt threatening journalists from its website on Wednesday after a news association called for its removal, according to a report.
The shirt, which reads "Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required," was sold on Walmart.com through a third-party seller, Teespring.com, according to the Radio Television Digital News Association, which now appears to have also pulled the shirt from its site.
The RTDNA reportedly urged the nation's largest retailer to remove the shirt from their website on Wednesday in a letter to top executives.
In the letter, the RTDNA said the shirt could "at the least, inflame the passions of those who don't like, or don't understand, the news media. At worst, they openly encourage violence targeting journalists."
Shortly after sending the request, RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley received an email from the Walmart executive escalations department saying they had moved the letter to the appropriate team that could work towards removing the shirt.
The shirt originally made waves on the Internet during the 2016 presidential election when a photo of a Trump supporter sporting the shirt at a Minnesota rally went viral.