On Friday, Target held an “emergency” meeting with some store managers, directing them to move LGBT Pride merchandise to the back of the store to avoid a “Bud Light situation,” a Target insider told Fox News Digital.
The media outlet verified that rural Target stores in South Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia had transferred their Pride sections from the front of the store to the back. However, not all store locations across the country were advised to relocate the merchandise.
Target has recently come under attack for selling LGBT-themed clothing for children, including “tuck-friendly” bathing suits and Pride onesies and rompers for newborn babies.
Some Pride merchandise contains a label that states, “Thoughtfully fit on multiple body types and gender expressions.”
The retailer sparked calls for boycotts when it was recently revealed that it sells products from a designer who appears to support satanism, violence, and drug use.
A Target insider, who has worked for the company for nearly two decades, informed Fox News Digital that “emergency” calls were made on Friday to some managers who were instructed to relocate the store’s LGBT sections at once.
“We were given 36 hours, told to take all of our Pride stuff, the entire section, and move it into a section that’s a third the size. From the front of the store to the back of the store, you can’t have anything on mannequins and no large signage,” the insider stated.
“We call our customers’ guests,’ there is outrage on their part. This year it is just exponentially more than any other year,” the insider added. “I think given the current situation with Bud Light, the company is terrified of a Bud Light situation.”
The Target insider explained that, during the call, management mentioned “how to deal with team member safety” regarding retaliation over the disputed merchandise.
“The call was super quick, it was 15 minutes. The first 10 minutes was about how to keep your team safe and not having to advocate for Target. The last five was, ‘Move this to the back, take down the mannequins and remove the signage,'” the insider stated.
Store managers were told the Pride merchandise needed to be moved to increase swimwear sales, the Target insider added.
“It’s all under the guise of trying to increase swim sales,” the source stated. “Everyone was like, ‘Thank God,’ because we’re all on the front lines dealing with it.”
Target did not reply to a request for comment, Fox News Digital reported.
Friendly reminder that Target was exposed for selling transgender children’s merchandise made by Abprallen, a Satanic designer whose shirts say:
“Satan respects pronouns”
This is why we’re boycotting Target pic.twitter.com/4hIkTTxbeH
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 23, 2023
BREAKING: Target just pulled their pride display from a store after parents pushed back, keep up the heat. pic.twitter.com/oCtybRceSB
— Merissa_Hansen🇺🇸🦅 (@merissahansen17) May 23, 2023
Target is toast pic.twitter.com/InGj5qiZYg
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 23, 2023
BREAKING: Target is holding an "emergency" meeting over its woke LGBTQ merchandise and tuck friendly bathing suits in the kids section, trying to avoid a "Bud Light Situation"
Target hates you. Stop shopping there. Make them suffer! pic.twitter.com/9LOBHvyomn
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 23, 2023
Target does NOT deserve our business!!!
BOYCOTT TARGET!!!!! pic.twitter.com/R2YyM62rXP
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) May 23, 2023
Target literally collaborated with a satanic clothing brand to develop a Pride clothing line for children.
Let that sink in and then carefully decide if you will continue to shop at Target.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 23, 2023
Target has been an openly perverted company for a long time. Many million times worse than Bud Light and worthy of being boycott out of existence. @Target #boycott pic.twitter.com/j1KqUvvVOZ
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 23, 2023