Target limiting Pride merchandise in stores after backlash

Target on Thursday announced that its Pride Month collection will only be available in select stores after the company faced backlash for its LGBTQ+ merchandise last year.

>> Read more trending news

To celebrate Pride Month in June, Target said, “We’re offering a collection of products including adult apparel and home and food and beverage items, curated based on consumer feedback.

“The collection will be available on Target.com and in select stores, based on historical sales performance.”

It was not immediately clear how many stores might be carrying the merchandise or where they might be. Target has more than 1,950 stores across the country.

“Target is committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month and year-round,” Target told The Associated Press in a statement. “Most importantly, we want to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our LGBTQIA+ team members, which reflects our culture of care for the over 400,000 people who work at Target.”

The decision to scale back the availability of Pride Month merchandise came after Target said employees got threats after the company introduced its 2023 Pride collection. The incidents prompted the company to remove some products off its shelves.

0
Comments on this article
0
On AirSTAR 94.5 - Orlando's Only R&B Logo


STAR Cares is an exclusive Community Affairs initiative of STAR 94.5, committed to enriching the lives of African-Americans in our community who need to be informed and benefit from programs targeting Education, Health and Financial Literacy


mobile apps

Everything you love about star945.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!