With Pride Month approaching and companies gearing up to earn higher ESG ratings and appease the woke left, Target launched a new campaign featuring precisely what people have come to expect – and then some.
Undeterred by Bud Light’s disastrous collapse after featuring transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, Target ramped up production on merchandise replete with rainbow colors and cheap slogans.
DC Enqurier wrote: On their website, Target offers multiple items with “pride” messages on them that are available to be shipped. These bright-colored items have messages on them like “Too Queer for Here,” “We Belong Everywhere,” and “Cure Transphobia.”
The kicker for all of this is that the creative mind behind Target’s latest Pride Month push is an avowed Satanist, leading to calls for a boycott on several fronts.
Why did @target hire a Satanist to design pieces for their recent "Pride" clothing line?
WTF👉🏽"Satan loves you and respects who you are… LGBTQIA+ people are so often referred to as being a product of Satan or going against God's will, so fine. We'll hang with Satan instead." pic.twitter.com/FLsNZNzHNa
— Scarlett Johnson (@scarlett4kids) May 20, 2023
“Being able to sell my stuff in Target stores is incredibly exciting, knowing that people are seeing it without (necessarily)explicitly seeking LGBT-related stuff is wonderful, and I’m especially happy at the thought that young closeted people will see it, and I hope that in some way they’ll feel a bit more comfortable in themselves, as we all deserve to feel,” the designer Abprellen posted to Instagram in one post.
It’s bad enough that this person is boasting of shoving down LGBT-related content to children and families just trying to buy clothing and groceries – “people are seeing it without explicitly seeking [it] – but where some conservatives really drew the line came when Abprallen affirmed a worship of, it would seem, Satan.
“Satan loves you and respects who you are; you’re important and valuable in this world and you deserve to treat yourself with love and respect. LGBT+ people are so often referred to as being a product of Satan or going against God’s will, so fine. We’ll hang with Satan instead.”
“Satanists don’t actually believe in Satan, he is merely used as a symbol of passion, pride, and liberty. He means to you what you need him to mean. So for me, Satan is hope, compassion, equality, and love.”
So, naturally, Satan respects pronouns. He loves all LGBT+ people. I went with a variation of Baphomet for this design, a deity who themself is a mixture of genders, beings, ideas, and existences. They reject binary stereotypes and expectations. Perfect.,” Abprallen wrote on a different post, seen below.
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In a different post, the designer shared what it was liked to be “approached” by Target to create the June product line.
“When they approached me to design a range for Pride I realised that I had an opportunity to create something huge, I was given a chance to make work that would be seen by countless people and I wanted to ensure that any young people who saw Abprallen in Target would know that who they are is beautiful, purposeful, and worth expressing.”
“I imagined what it would be like for a younger version of myself to see something more specific, more tailor made than a lacklustre rainbow flag. I wanted to create a range that would embrace younger me and tell him that who he is is more than OK, that being trans is special and wonderful and that the closet is not made for him to thrive in.”
“I am truly excited about this, and having to keep quiet about it for nearly a year has been incredibly hard! So I’m stoked to finally be able to talk about it! Please tag me if you buy anything or when you see my stuff in stores, I’d be so honoured and excited to see! (And I’ll give you a discount code as thanks!).”
“These have already got the transphobes infuriated with me and I feel like quite the celebrity to think that they believe this is all some big conspiracy and I have any power to brainwash anyone when I’m just some guy drawing pictures!”
Featured image: Screen shot, Instagram, Abprellnuk
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