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Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California criticized the CEO of Target after he appeared to back off on publicizing products for the LGBTQ agenda.
Newsom assailed the decision to move LGBTQ products to the back of stores after outrage from many on the right.
"CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage. This isn’t just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country," wrote Newsom in a tweet Tuesday.
\u201cCEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage.\n\nThis isn\u2019t just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country.\n\nWake up America.\n\nThis doesn\u2019t stop here.\u2026\u201d— Gavin Newsom (@Gavin Newsom) 1684896305
"Wake up America. This doesn’t stop here. You’re black? You’re Asian? You’re Jewish? You’re a woman? You’re next," he claimed.
Newsom's bizarre accusation was widely marked on social media.
"Target sells Hanukkah stuff every year. There has never been a boycott of Target based on that. Target celebrates Black History Month every year. There has never been a boycott of Target based on that. We just don't like the sexual indoctrination of the kids," responded Ben Shapiro.
"So @GavinNewsom supports woke giant corporations hiring designers who follow Satan to entice impressionable self-conscious teens into damaging their bodies. For profit. While claiming moral virtue for doing so. This is now the modern left and @TheDemocrats," replied Jordan Peterson.
"You want to be LGBT+fine, just stop cramming it down our throats & targeting children with clothing they don't even understand. This boycott response is the result of the left's cancel culture you all created. Conservatives are the consumer & they are talking with their wallets," read another popular response.
On Tuesday, a report said that Target executives held an emergency meeting to address the growing furor against their LGBTQ marketing campaign. On Wednesday, the company announced that it would be moving products to the back of the store in order to avoid physical threats allegedly being made against Target employees.
"I think those are just good business decisions, and it's the right thing for society, and it's the great thing for our brand," said Cornell on a podcast.
"Since introducing this year's collection, we've experienced threats impacting our team members' sense of safety and wellbeing while at work," read a statement from the company.
"Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior," it added.
Here's more about the controversy over Target's marketing:
Why Glenn is LOSING HIS MIND Over Target's Controversial LGBT Productswww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.