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Target is in big trouble for marketing "trans" clothing, swimwear, and "pride" books to young kids, but its efforts to sidestep the controversy are being thwarted by grassroots video reporters who are exposing the retailer's LGBT youth agenda in real-time.
The department store chain has reported a lost of $9 billion in market value since calls for a boycott over the promotion of gender confusion began last week.
A popular TikTok video by "kayleelaytonyt" and sent out by Libs of TikTok on Twitter shows a woman in the "kids section" of a Target store, where she holds up two books: "Glad You Came Out" and "I'm So Happy that You're Queer."
"Are you kidding me?!" she says into the camera before it pans to her holding a clothing item marked: "Pride toddler leggings."
"I'm sorry but 'pride' and 'toddler' don't belong in the same sentence," she says, before videotaping an "extra small swimsuit in the child section" that says "light binding effect" on the label. Then she plans to "the bottoms, in the kids' section, keep in mind, say, 'tuck-friendly construction,'" she says. "They're giving it to your kids."
"If that doesn't give you a reason to boycott Target, I don't know what does," she says. "They're targeting children whether you like it or not, and it's time that people actually do something about it. Because if they don't ... that [sh*t] won't just be in Target, it will be in every store."
Daily Caller News Foundation, citing AP, reported that an adult bikini top available on Target’s website advertises a “light binding effect" – i.e., to flatten a woman's breasts so her chest appears like a "trans" man – while another women’s swimsuit offered “tuck-friendly” coverage. AP reports that some children’s swimsuits sold at Target stores are advertised as being “Thoughtfully Fit on Multiple Body Types and Gender Expressions.”
Parts of the Target collection were created in partnership with "trans" designer Erik Carnell, whose references to Satan to push pro-trans themes quickly caught the attention of pro-family critics. A Washington Post article published Friday, though sympathetic to Carnell, probably will not do much to quell conservatives' outrage, reporting: "A lavender, goat-headed medallion that reads 'Satan respects pronouns' is among [Carnell's] most popular designs. A pin depicting a guillotine with the label 'Homophobe Headrest' might be the edgiest."
Conservative Twitter influencer Benny Johnson was among several Twitter personalities who sent out videotaped footage of themselves at Target stores showcasing the inappropriate children's merchandise. Johnson recorded himself Thursday doing a walk-through of a Tampa, Florida Target store in which he found Target's "trans" and "pride" merchandise for kids still displayed prominently despite claims by the retailer that it had pulled several offensive items, or at least moved them to areas of the store less accessible to children.
Already, Target had reportedly removed its LGBT-advocacy youth merchandise from many of its southern stores in an attempt to stop a "Bud Light" boycott effect from taking hold. The "pride" displays – like those in many other corporate retail chains, including Walmart and Meijer stores – are linked to Target's annual June LGBT "pride month" celebrations.
"Target confirmed that it has moved its Pride merchandise from the front of the stores to the back in some Southern stores after confrontations and backlash from shoppers in those areas," PBS reported.
Johnson tweeted this along with the video to his 1.5 million followers:
*TARGET IS LYING TO YOU*
TARGET: “We removed Satanic items”
Reality: Here they are
TARGET: “PRIDE section is for Adults only”
Reality: Groomer child mannequins, toddler [onesies], books
TARGET: “We relocated the PRIDE display”
Reality: Front of the store, KIDS Section
His video shows him commenting on Target's LGBT "pride" section, which turns out to be near the store's "Hearth & Hand" section of merchandise created by Christian home remodelers Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Christian MAGA Rappers aim Target
Johnson and others, including Rep. Marjoria Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.), sent out a new, catchy music video created by MAGA Christian rapper "Trump's Nephew," about the store "targeting kids." The song, called "Boycott Target," by Forgiato Blow & Jimmy Levy, Nick Nittoli & Stoney Dudebro, has this refrain:
Target, Target, yeah, they're targeting
Target, Target, yeah, they target kids
Meanwhile, conservatives like Johnson, feeling their oats with the overwhelming success of the Bud Light boycott, are sensing that they can level a decisive blow at Target as outrage continues to grow over the retailer's "trans" marketing. Years ago, Target had touched off a national controversy by allowing men identifying as "trans" women to use the women's restrooms at Target stores, but the current boycott seems to be spreading faster and wider than that one, as the level of pro-transgender propaganda in the media and corporate world has exploded and, along with it, the public's outrage.
Still partnering with radical, pro-trans LGBT activist groups
The hits on Target keep coming as Fox News reported Friday that the department store chain is continuing its financial and "ally" partnership with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Network, an organization that encourages school administrators to hide students' "gender transitioning" behavior from their own parents.
Fox News reports:
Target Corporation is partnering with a K-12 education group for which focuses on getting districts to adopt policies that will keep parents in the dark on their child's in-school gender transition, providing sexually explicit books to schools for free, and integrating gender ideology at all levels of curriculum in public schools, Fox News Digital uncovered.
"GLSEN leads the movement in creating affirming... and anti-racist spaces for LGBTQIA+ students. We are proud of 10+ years of collaboration with GLSEN and continue to support their mission," Target said. The retail giant provides annual donations to GLSEN.
Christian conservative "Morgonn" sent out her own video, shot May 23 at a Target in Austin, Texas, focusing on the LGBT youth items:
Here is how the liberal Washington Post, in a May 24 article, covered the "Target tucking" controversy (note: "transgender women" is a trans-activist term echoed by most media for gender-confused men who claim to be women). This report is belied by videos, a sample of which are found in this article, showing "tuck-friendly" suits on sale near the kids' section:
The company did not specify which items were being removed, but misinformation in recent days has centered on its children’s bathing suits that were falsely labeled as “tuck-friendly” by prominent conservative groups and media outlets. The tuck-friendly swimming suits were only for adults, the Associated Press reported. Tuck-friendly swimwear offers extra coverage to allow transgender women without gender-affirming operations to conceal their genitalia.