Spooked Target reportedly removes some ‘Pride’ gear after customers raise Hell

Some Target locations are reportedly removing or relocating rainbow-festooned LGBTQ+ merchandise that the “woke” retail giant is selling in recognition of Pride Month, a 30-day national orgy of worship for homosexuality that takes place every June.

The Minneapolis-based corporation was badly scorched by the backlash over its featuring of “tuck friendly” women’s swimsuits with “extra crotch coverage” for men to conceal their packages, Pride gear for kids, and products designed by a British company owned by a transgender Satanist.

Fearing similar brand damage as Bud Light which saw its popular beer turn toxic almost overnight as millions of customers reacted with outrage to the company’s partnering with trans TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, Target reacted by reportedly holding an “emergency” call which was followed by some stores relocating Pride displays from their prominent placement to less obvious areas out of the sight of shoppers.

(Video: Fox 35 Orlando)

In the case of Abprallen merchandise which sparked further outrage over the Satanic themes preferred by Erik Carnell, the product was pulled altogether by Target, according to Reuters.

“While various Pride Collection products are under review, the only ones now being removed are the LGBTQ brand Abprallen, which has come under scrutiny for its association with British designer Erik Carnell,” the outlet reported.

“For more than a decade, Target has offered an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month. Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work,” the company wrote in a statement without giving any examples of the “threats” that it claimed employees were being subjected to.

“Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior. Our focus now is on moving forward with our continuing commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community and standing with them as we celebrate Pride Month and throughout the year,” the statement read.

Like Anheuser-Busch, Target has experienced a decline in stock prices as the economic fallout from a potential boycott appears to have spooked investors, and social media video of angry customers isn’t likely to be a positive impact on stock prices.

In one video posted to Twitter by a conservative news aggregator, patriotic artist Scott LoBaido shamed Target for the lack of displays honoring the sacrifice of American military members for Memorial Day.

Leftists are predictably yowling like scalded cats over Target’s recognition that it might have gone too far with the in-your-face evangelizing for the small but disproportionately powerful LGBTQ+ demographic.

“CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage,” wrote California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom in a hysterical Twitter diatribe.

“This isn’t just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country,” he added. “Wake up America. This doesn’t stop here. You’re black? You’re Asian? You’re Jewish? You’re a woman? You’re next.”

“The fact that a small group of extremists are threatening disgusting and harsh violence in response to Target continuing its long-standing tradition of offering products for everyone should be a wake-up call for consumers and is a reminder that LGBTQ people, venues, and events are being attacked with threats and violence like never before,” GLAAD president and CEO executive Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement that was also missing any details on the alleged violent threats.

It is yet unknown whether the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ+ organization will act to punish Target by adjusting its Corporate Equality Index as it recently did to Anheuser-Busch but the company is already finding out that in today’s environment, there will be hell to pay for taking sides in the culture war.

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Chris Donaldson


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