Die-hard alt-right rapper Forgeart Blow is topping the iTunes charts with new song “Boycott Target,” but claims Apple’s censorship has kept it “undermined.”
Featuring fellow rappers Jimmy Levy, Nick Nittori and Stoney Dudebro, the song was released May 25 in response to Target’s pride-themed children’s clothing line.
The song’s lyrics say that the rapper’s LGBTQ “agenda” has gone “too far” and that discount retailers have lost $10 billion in the last 10 days.
“Attention all shoppers, cleaning is happening in every aisle. Target is targeting your kids,” Blow says at the beginning of the track.
Since Blow posted the music video for “Boycott Target” on his Mayor of Magaville YouTube channel on Friday, it has racked up nearly 250,000 views.
The video has been viewed more than 4.4 million times on Blow’s Twitter account, where Blow tracks the song’s rise in iTunes ranks and also shares other videos bashing Target’s “PRIDE” collection.
The song hit #1 on iTunes’ most popular chart across all genres, ahead of Taylor Swift and Luke Combs at #2 and #3 respectively.
However, blow, told Fox He is still censored.
“There are shadowbans happening all over the world right now,” Blow said.
A shadow ban is when a user’s content is blocked from part or all of a social media site.
This is known to be a sneaky way for platforms to limit the visibility of their posts.
“You can’t even search for a song on iTunes unless you go to the music video and click an external link, so they’re doing everything they can to stay off the radar,” Blow added.
The Post has reached out to Apple for comment.
The rapper filmed a nearly three-minute music video inside Target’s store, drawing attention to Target’s LGBTQ-friendly merchandise, including a children’s book titled “Official Rainbow Yearbook.”
“We now live in a culture where people need to speak up. We have to stand up for our children,” he said in an interview with “Fox & Friends First” Monday. Blow said about the song.
“There is no place for LGBTQ in fourth and fifth grade,” he added.
Calls to boycott the Minneapolis-based retailer have sent the company’s stock price down since it unveiled its PRIDE collection.
Target stock was trading at $137.31 on Tuesday, its lowest level in nearly three years.
As of May 17, it was valued at $160.96.
Target’s sinking fortunes are likened to Bud Light’s, whose sales plummeted in the wake of an ill-fated partnership with transgender social media star Dylan Mulvaney.
Blow mentions Anheuser-Busch beer in his music video, which is seen carrying a mountain of Bud Light to a target.
Multiple promotional videos for the song on Twitter showed Blow walking down Target’s aisles and denouncing Target’s “PRIDE” collection as “disturbing”.
“People say they’re not groomed, but kids, this is grooming,” Blow said. one video While holding up a rainbow-striped children’s skirt.
He also held up several T-shirts with children’s books titled “It Was The Night Before Pride” and LGBTQ-friendly slogans such as “Transgender people will always exist!”
“This agenda has gone too far,” he captioned another video post Showing Blow holding up a T-shirt that reads “Live Laughing Lesbians.”
But Blow said he was “silenced” on other platforms. “I was stripped of my free speech. Lifetime ban on Instagram, lifetime ban on Facebook for saying something positive,” the rapper told Fox.
He went on to say that his music “wakes people up” and “changes the culture” by “letting them know that you don’t have to follow the crowd, you can stand on your own and be a leader”.
Blow has about 40 songs on iTunes, plus a song on YouTube titled “FOCK BUD LIGHT”.
Since the launch of the Pride collection, Target has been in the midst of a kind of culture war over gender. In particular, it infuriated customers by including children’s clothing and women’s “tuck-friendly” swimwear that could be worn by genderless trans women. I approve of surgery to hide the genitals.
The retailer later announced it would move the Pride section to the back of its stores on some of its southern outposts after displays were knocked down by demonstrators who confronted workers.
The spokesperson also said the chain was removing some of its Pride products from its shelves, citing “unsettled conditions” and “significant confrontational behaviour.”
According to the company, one of the LGBTQ brands targeted for withdrawal is Abprallen, a London-based company that designs and sells occult and Satanic-themed LGBTQ clothing and accessories.
It’s unclear if pride-themed children’s clothing and “tuck-friendly” swimwear will be removed from shelves.