Newsom Blasts Target CEO ‘Sell-Out’, Claims Nationwide “Systematic Attack” On LGBTQ People Imminent
Target executives, embracing “woke” capitalism, were completely oblivious, or maybe just ignorant, to the “Bud Light moment.” After Bud Light pulled the plug on advertisements with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney because of damaging boycotts by conservative beer drinkers, the trans community launched a boycott of their own because the brewer abandoned Mulvaney. A similar situation is unfolding with Target as Democrats are furious with the retailer’s move to remove LGBTQ products from storefronts.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a diehard progressive, tweeted this week, “CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage.”
Newsom appears furious with Cornell’s directive to a number of US stores to remove LGBT-themed products ahead of June Pride month. A Target insider told Fox News swimsuits for transgender people to gender-fluid coffee mugs, as well as many other LGBTQ+ products were either removed from the storefront or shifted to the back of stores to mitigate consumer boycotts.
“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 said.
CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage.
This isn’t just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country.
Wake up America.
This doesn’t stop here.… https://t.co/1vRgukaT0g
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 24, 2023
With a Twitter account of over 2 million, Newsom might have kicked off a boycott by Democrats.
This is precisely what happened to Bud Light when the brewer ditched Mulvaney, angering the LGBTQ+ community and triggering boycotts on both sides of the political aisle.
When will these corporate elites ever learn that diving into gender identity politics is a dangerous game?