Kentucky company facing backlash over controversial t-shirt

A Kentucky company is facing backlash for selling a t-shirt that reads, rope, tree, journalist, some assembly required. 

The t-shirt, which can be seen here, was available for sale on the CafePress website. CafePress is a web retailer based in Louisville. As first reported by the New York Daily News, the shirt was up for sale less than a week after the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Maryland. Five newspaper employees were killed in that shooting.

CafePress, which does not design the shirts and only sells them, released a statement on Twitter saying it let the designer know the shirt is not acceptable. CafePress also apologized and blocked the shirt from being sold.