Target’s decision to promote LGBTQ+ merchandise has sent the once-loved company into a whirlwind of controversy.
Since promoting trans-friendly bathing suits for minors Conservatives boycotted Target which resulted in the company losing $9 billion dollars.
After Target faced a major financial hit decided to take some of the LGBTQ gear off the shelves which now has gay groups furious.
Several unidentified gay groups have threaten to bomb several targets around the country due to the fact the store has decided to pull some LGBTQ merchandise.
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BUT threats are from the gay groups!!!
Target stores in Utah receive bomb threats over Pride Month collection https://t.co/1ReQA1Gz2y
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Here’s what Newsweek reported:
Staff and customers at several Target locations were evacuated on Friday after bomb threats were made at select stores across the country as controversy continues to grow over the company’s LGBTQ+ merchandise.
CBS News affiliate WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio, received an email at 12:26 p.m. Friday warning of bombs that had been placed in five different Target locations near the city. According to a screenshot of the email, which was published by the outlet, the threat was made in response to Target’s decision to remove its LGBTQ+ pride collection from its shelves earlier this week.
“Target is full of…cowards who turned their back on the LGBT community and decided to cater to the homophobic right wing redneck bigots who protested and vandalized their store,” read the email. “We won’t stand idly by as the far right continues to hunt us down.”
GAY GROUPS send BOMB THREATS to TARGET Stores in Multiple States…https://t.co/M24ug9wzeZ
— Mark Chudy (@ChudyMark) May 28, 2023
Per USA Today:
Police investigated bomb threats made against Target stores in Utah after being alerted by local media outlets that received emails referencing the retail chain’s LGBTQ collections celebrating Pride Month.
Salt Lake City police communications director Brent Weisberg told USA TODAY that officers worked with Target and determined there was no credible threat to the two Target stores in Salt Lake City.
“Officers will continue neighborhood patrols around the Target locations in Salt Lake City out of an abundance of caution,” Weisberg said in a statement.
Weisberg declined to provide specifics of the threats, citing an ongoing investigation.