LGBTQ extremists have reportedly sent a flood of bomb threats to retail giant Target in retaliation for withdrawing some of its Pride Month merchandise following a major backlash.
Bomb threats are said to have been made against multiple Target stores in at least three states: Utah, Pennsylvania and Ohio. An email was sent to his one store in Cleveland regarding Cleveland 19 news. examination It suggested that radical LGBTQ activists may have been behind the threats.
“The target is full of cowards who have decided to turn their backs on the LGBT community and pander to the homophobic right-wing redneck bigots who protested and vandalized stores,” the email said. .
Brent Weisberg, Director of Public Affairs, Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department Said America today Officers determined that no “credible threat” was directed against two stores in the city.
“Police officers will continue to patrol areas around the affected areas of Salt Lake City with due diligence,” Weisberg said in a statement.
“We encourage you to call 911 immediately if you see anything suspicious,” he added.
Target said in a statement that stores will continue to operate during normal business hours and will refer the matter to law enforcement.
“Law enforcement has investigated these allegations and determined that our stores are safe,” the company said.
Bomb threats were also issued against Target stores in Layton, Taylorsville and Provo.Sergeant John Ottesen and Layton Police also Said CBS affiliate KUTV 2 News reported that the bomb threats aimed at targets in the region referred to Pride products and came from a “fake email address.”
As Breitbart News reported last week, Target released its LGBTQIA2S+ “Pride Collection” in June, causing quite a stir. That includes clothing from UK-based designer Abplalen, which honors pronouns whose past work has included the phrases “Satan loves you” and “Satan.” Other items included in the Pride collection were “tuck-friendly” swimwear, usually designed for male dexterity in women’s style. In response to the massive backlash, Target removed some products from its stores, claiming team members had been “threatened” without providing evidence.
“Since launching this year’s collection, we have experienced threats that affect our team members’ sense of safety and well-being at work,” said Target. Said in a statement.
“In light of this volatility, we are adjusting our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most serious conflicts,” the company added.
LGBTQ activists accused Target of abandoning his cause in the face of political backlash.
“Extremist groups and individuals are working to divide us and ultimately want Rainbow products to disappear, but also to destroy our lives,” Human Rights Campaign Director Kelly Robinson said in a statement. I want it to disappear,” he said. “For the past decade, the LGBTQ+ community has celebrated pride with Target, and now is the time for Target to stand by us and redouble their commitment to us.”
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