Far-right Christian nationalists continued their assault on the LGBTQ community by attacking Target.
The retailer’s crime? Selling Pride merchandise at their stores.
“There’s some really exciting happening with Target, everybody,” Kirk ranted. “So Target has a target on their back. Target is freaking out.”
Charlie Kirk is just following the Matt Walsh playbook from back in April. THIS IS PLANNED TERRORISM, folks.
“We need to go after Target in a very serious way. It is time for decent ordinary Americans who do not believe in radical ideas in either direction just say I will not allow my kids to be corrupted by this trans agenda, said Kirk.
A Pride clothing line is somehow corrupting children?
“I want Target to go bankrupt. I want them to close. I want chapter eleven, okay?”
“I want skull and bones all the way down to the absolute nails of the stores. That’s the only thing they understand is force. Pain is a teacher and the pain of crossing the line to pervert our children in grooming them.”
There is no such thing as “free markets” in the GOP, and there never was.
Since the wingnut assaults, Target responded to the threats against them.
Target sent out a statement in response, “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.”
Retailers spend millions of dollars trying to understand the trends in each generation. It’s not hurting anyone.
But for Republicans like Charlie Kirk, it’s a great thing to go full Salem Witch trials with torches and pitchforks to burn down every Target.
MAGA and the GOP continue to campaign on hate, inclusivity, and anti-diversity.
PS. Please, Republicans, keep alienating the youth of America. You do so at your own peril.