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Lil Nas mocks conservative outrage over Target’s Pride Month merch — Billboard

Leave it to Lil Nas X to find the most hilarious way to perpetuate the stereotypical craze over Target’s Pride Month products. After backlash from conservative activists and the media after the mega-retailer removed or moved some Pride merch — which reportedly included some threats against the safety of its workers — the “That’s What I Want” rapper posted his own hysterical Criticized with tweet. Parodying Storm in Aisle 20.

“Can’t believe Target is endorsing this crap, I’m never shopping there again, my son is not ‘too cool for school’, these shirts are ridiculous,” Lil Nas joked in a post. which did not specifically mention the backlash, but instead hinted that he used his signature arch comedic voice for it. “He is going to school and he will learn.”

Amid a wave of conservative legislation targeting the LGBTQ community — from bills banning drag show appearances to laws banning gender-affirming treatment for transgender minors and adults — the targets came under scrutiny after an outcry from right-wing media. The latest business to come under the ambit became proud of some of its products. According to NBC News, some Target customers posted TikTok videos showing Target Pride merchandise being moved to less visible locations, including behind some stores.

On Tuesday (May 23), a Target spokesperson told NBC News that the company had offered “an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month” for more than a decade. But since launching this year’s collection, “we’ve experienced threats affecting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being in the workplace.”

“Given these volatile circumstances,” the spokesperson said, “we are making adjustments to our plans, including the removal of items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior. Our focus is now on our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.” Our continued commitment is to move forward and stand with them as we celebrate Pride Month and throughout the year.

After targeting some of its products this year for June’s Pride Month — including rainbow tops, tees that read “Trans People Will Always Exist” and more — it’s reportedly receiving pushback on items from LGBTQ brand Abprallen Began, which offers items featuring “spooky, gothic imagery, such as skulls and devils, in pastel colors.” The AP reported that among the items conservatives were outraged about was a “tuck-friendly” women’s swimsuit that allows adult trans women to hide their genitals.

a tweet showed a man throw pride display Stomping on and on the ground. Kelly Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, responds with the latest culture war firestorm do Featuring a dire warning: “Extremist groups want to divide us and eventually Rainbow products don’t want to disappear, they want us to disappear.”

In April, transgender actor-activist Dylan Mulvaney responded to a Fox News story on Bud Light sending Mulvaney one-off-sale commemorative cans that featured musicians Kid Rock, Travis Tritt and John Rich after the popular brew was discontinued. inspired to do.

“I think it’s okay to be disappointed or confused by someone, but what I’m struggling to understand is the need to be dehumanizing and cruel. I just, I don’t think it’s right. Dehumanization has played a role in history.” Nothing’s ever decided,” Mulvaney, 26, told his 13 million followers in a video. After describing his childhood in a conservative family and church, Mulvaney said he still had faith, but it has been a struggle to hold on to it amid attacks that reminded him of similar criticism. which he had suffered in his childhood for “being”. very feminine

“Now I’m being told all the same things, but this time it’s from other adults,” she said. “And if they’re going to accuse me of anything, it should be that I’m a theater person and I’m camp. But that’s just my personality and it always has been.”

Watch Lil Nas’ tweet ridiculing Target’s Pride Month products below.

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