Who on Seasalt&Co marketing team thought this was a good idea??? pic.twitter.com/4c0Dr9pMJk
— Chels (@BEautifully_C) February 16, 2015
A graphic design company by the name of Seasalt & Co. is coming under fire after they used offensive imagery on the art of their new product ‘The Hanging Tree.’
The company was called out by jewelry designer Rachel Stewart, who noticed that the company used a noose image within the product’s artwork.
While the company responded to the allegations on Facebook, Stewart continued to expose more information about the company, leading them to tweet threats of legal action at her.
@RStewartJewelry You are entitled to freedom of press and speech, but not slanderous remarks and defamation of our character.
— Seasalt & Co. (@seasaltcompany) February 16, 2015
The two exchanged back and forths before the company released an official statement to their Facebook page, which explained their usage of the imagery:
What do you think of the imagery?
PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter