Back in May, we reported that big box retailer “Target” held an emergency meeting after facing a boycott.
From Fox Business:
Shares [for Target] slipped 2.7% on Wednesday and have dropped more than 9% this month, with 6% of that decline this week alone, as tracked by Dow Jones Market Data Group. That amounts to $4.2 billon in market value.
Over the same time frame, the S&P 500 has dropped just over 1%.
Responding to the news network over the stock slide Target stuck with its passive-aggressive response toward conservatives.
“For more than a decade, Target has offered an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month,” a Target spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work. 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.”
Well, they are back in the news and are being mocked.
New Christmas decorations are going viral.
Target outdid itself this year for Christmas pic.twitter.com/F0YpLmOrkt
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 15, 2023
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 15, 2023
The satire site the Babylon Bee had some fun at Target’s expense as well.
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 16, 2023
“Who the hell shops at Target still? I have not stepped inside one since the tuck it underwear debacle. Banned for life,” one account replied.
“They are trying really hard to bankrupt themselves,” another person agreed.
The uproar comes amid reports that Target has hired Erik Thompson as their Senior LGBTQIA+ Segmentation Strategist and Pride Lead. Thompson is an activist that goes by “gaycruella” and said that he was “honored” to take the role.
“Time to whip out the Glitter & Hellfire flamethrowers and rip that old world to shreds darlings,” the self-described Target corporate employee shared. “Let’s flip that script and rewrite that narrative. This time for ~ALL Guests, ALL Humans & ALL Hearts.”
Ask Disney and Victoria Secret how that worked out for them.