(ConservativeSense.com) – California Governor Gavin Newsom said America’s LGBT community is under attack. An example he gave was the withdrawal of some Pride products by the retail giant Target. Newsom said Target CEO Brian Cornell was “selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists” after he decided to move some controversial merchandise away from the front entrance of stores and to remove products promoting Satanism.
“This isn’t just a couple of stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country,” the Governor warned.
Shares in Target dropped in value after it began stocking swimming costumes for women but with the capacity to accommodate male genitals. Stores were stocked with so-called “tuck-friendly” female swimming gear and t-shirts with the word “Queer” emblazoned on them. The scandal deepened when social media users exposed that one of the designers who works with Target is a UK-based promoter of Satanism.
The designer, known as Abprallen, produces clothing items with Satanic references and openly declares that “Satan respects pronouns.”
Target’s stock value and sales have both dropped significantly. Share value decreased by 12.6% in a week – meaning more than $9 billion was wiped off the company’s value. Despite this, CEO Cornell maintains it was the right decision and the “right thing for society.”
The clothing chain is one of several major companies to face customer backlash over the issue of transgenderism. Women’s groups and sporting champions organized online boycotts of both Nike and Adidas for featuring males in their ad campaigns for women’s clothes. Bud Light lost millions of dollars in value when it contracted trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney to sell its beer. Within weeks, sales dropped by over 25%.
Famous sporting figures, including British Olympic champion Sharron Davies and tennis icon Martina Navratilova, supported the Nike and Adidas boycotts. American swimmer Riley Gaines, who lost out to a male competing in women’s swimming, also spoke out and encouraged people to stop buying products from both companies.
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