Republican AGs Warn ‘Target’ Sales of Child Trans, Satanist Clothing Could Violate Law
As America’s culture war heats up, a coalition of Republican state attorney generals has threatened intervention on behalf of the people against “woke” corporations. AGs from Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and South Carolina released a joint statement that warned retail giant Target not-so-subtly against continuing its controversial sale of transgender and openly satanist youth apparel.
Calling Target’s officers “negligent” and accusing the organization of violating obscenity laws, the Republican group would list several specific instances of Target pushing radical-left atheism and transgender ideology on children.
“We wish to communicate our concern for Target’s recent ‘Pride’ campaign. During this campaign, Target wittingly marketed and sold LGBTQIA+ promotional products to families and young children as part of a comprehensive effort to promote gender and sexual identity among children. This year, Target reportedly promoted and sold products in our states that included, among other products, LGBT-themed onesies, bibs, and overalls, t-shirts labeled ‘Girls Gays Theys;’ ‘Pride Adult Drag Queen Katya’ (which depicts a male dressed in female ‘drag’); and girls’ swimsuits with ‘tuck-friendly construction’ and ‘extra crotch coverage’ for male genitalia. Target also included merchandise by the self-declared “Satanist-Inspired” brand Abprallen, which is known for designs that glorify violence. These designs include the phrases ‘We Bash Back’ with a heart-shaped mace in the trans-flag colors, ‘Transphobe Collector’ with a skull, and ‘Homophobe Headrest’ with skulls beside a pastel guillotine.” ~Joint Republican AG letter
The full letter, written by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, is below.
Perhaps most threatening to Target, the letter suggested its continued support of radical-left politics was a breach of fiduciary obligation by the board of directors. Fiduciary duties require an organization’s board of directors, including DEI officers, to act in the “best interests” of Target and its shareholders.
Considering the nearly 14 billion dollar loss in stock value following sustained Republican boycotts and Target’s refusal to change course, it could be legally argued that fiduciary obligations had been ignored. Shareholders could therefore take Target to court for financial compensation.
Though Target would later claim to have removed the satanic apparel, customer reports show that “Pride” clothing targeting young children was still present nationwide during June.
Observers on Twitter have celebrated the novel push by Republicans, even urging the officials to pursue more than just civil suits.
“This is awesome. It’s about time somebody stops target. Hopefully criminal charges will come to the higher-ups at the headquarters.” ~@shownuff1971 on Twitter
Others had more tame expectations. One user said he hoped Republicans would follow through on their threat – something the party has struggled with since President Trump left office.
Let’s hope they AGs actuallly do something about this
— Memphoman (@Memphoman50) July 6, 2023
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