(trendingpoliticsnews) – Self-described LGBTQ activists appear to be conducting a terror campaign against Target stores nationwide after the retail company backed down in its Pride campaign controversy.
Multiple Target stores in Louisiana were targeted with bomb threats on Saturday but were cleared by police with no bombs found at any location, according to KPLC News.
Media organizations in the state received emails accusing Target of capitulating to the demands of “far-right extremists” who allegedly sought to “eradicate the LGBTQ+ community,” according to KPLC.
“We will not tolerate intolerance nor indifference. If you are not with us then you are against us. That is why we placed a bomb in each of your locations, evacuate now as this is only to cause economic damage,” one of the emails said.
Similar bomb threats were reported across the nation in response to LGBTQ+ backlash over Target’s decision to either remove the Pride clothing from stores or relocate it to less prominent areas, as stated by Yahoo News.
“At least nine Target locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah recently received false bomb threats amidst ongoing right-wing outcry against the brand’s annual Pride Month collection,”Yahoo News reported.
“These threats, which impacted Target stores in the greater Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City areas, came in the form of an email from what Layton, Utah Police Sgt. John Ottesen declared a ‘bogus email address’,” according to local news outlet KUTV.
“We will continue to bomb your Targets until you stop cowering and bring back your LGBT merchandise,” the writer said. “We will not be erased, we won’t go quietly.”
It was not immediately clear whether all of the Target stores received the same bomb threat from the same source.
Target faced significant criticism after introducing Pride clothing items, including “tuck-friendly” bathing suits designed to aid transgender individuals in achieving a more feminine appearance. As a result, the company’s stock price plummeted, losing billions in value and reaching levels unseen since 2020.
Bud Light, which collaborated with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, also witnessed a decline in stock price. Business Insider reported a 23% year-over-year drop in Bud Light sales in May.