Seven Attorney Generals Target Target – ‘Pushing’ Pride on Children – Watch
Seven attorneys general from across the country have signed a letter blasting Target for pushing a “Pride campaign” on children.
The letter, which was sent to Target CEO Brian Cornell, argues that the company’s “Pride collection” is “inappropriate for children” and that it “sends the wrong message” about sexuality.
The attorney generals were led by Indiana Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita. The letter focuses on Target’s Pride Month display and its support of a pro-transgender organization. It was co-signed by Missouri AG Andrew Bailey, Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch, Arkansas AG Tim Griffin, Idaho AG Raul Labrador, Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron, and South Carolina AG Alan Wilson.
“As Attorneys General committed to enforcing our States’ child-protection and parental-rights laws and our States’ economic interests as Target shareholders, we are concerned by recent events involving the company’s ‘Pride’ campaign,” the letter begins.
The letter goes on to say the officials are specifically concerned about the “promotion and sale of potentially harmful products to minors,” as well as “potential interference with parental authority in matters of sex and gender identity” and a “possible violation of fiduciary duties by the company’s directors and officers.”
“Target’s decision to market sexually suggestive merchandise to children is deeply troubling,” the letter states. “This is especially concerning given that Target is a major retailer that is visited by millions of children and families every day.”
The letter goes on to say that Target’s “Pride collection” includes “items that are clearly intended to appeal to children,” such as “Pride-themed underwear, swimsuits, and even toys.”
“This is not appropriate,” the letter states. “Children are not sexual beings, and they should not be exposed to this kind of material.”
The letter concludes by calling on Target to “immediately remove all sexually suggestive merchandise from its stores and marketing materials.”
“Target has a responsibility to protect children,” the letter states. “By marketing sexually suggestive merchandise to children, Target is failing in that responsibility.”
Target has not yet responded to the letter.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 6, 2023