Earlier this week, Walmart caught some big-time heat for a shirt it was selling online.
As reported by Independent Journal Review's Caleb Hull:
Walmart has made some controversial decisions with its clothing recently, as it came under fire for selling a shirt that read, “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.”
The shirt was nowhere to be found on the website come Thursday. On Friday, IJR reported that Walmart was also selling antifa gear — a group that the Department of Homeland Security considers “domestic terrorists.” Members of antifa are known for violence, damaging property, and their anti-capitalist ideology.
Here is an image of one of the many shirts that were available on the site:
— ALX ✘ 🇺🇸 (@TheALX) December 2, 2017
There was quite the reaction on social media:
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) December 2, 2017
Are you really selling shirts with ANTIFA on them? Would you be if they had burned, smashed glass and tore down your store? You really support such lawlessness? Forget my business.
— Karen Miller🐝 (@KarenKd7ign) December 2, 2017
— El Garnero (@ElGarnero) December 2, 2017
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin even weighed in:
Are you kidding me?!
This cannot be good! https://t.co/pbloabKKqP
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) December 3, 2017
Walmart didn't release a statement after all of the backlash. But a quick search of antifa in its store now turns up nothing associated with the group. And that tells its customers all they need to know.