When Target stores announced they were opening their bathrooms to both genders, they thought they were satisfying the social justice warriors and avoiding conflict. However, the strategy has backfired, creating a huge backlash as over 1 million people have signed on to boycott the store.
According to Breitbart:
More than 1,000,000 people have signed the boycott pledge against Target, following the secretive decision by executives to open all of their stores’ bathrooms and changing rooms to people of both sexes.
Late Thursday night, roughly 75 people a minute were adding their name to the petition as it clicked over 1 million, just after 10:30 pm Eastern Time.
“That’s a million families who are going to spread the word about Target, so they may not get those customers back,” or their money, said Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association, which has hosted the boycott.
Target’s “management is just going to have step up here [and] say ‘We’re selling hammers and hats, we’re not into social engineering,’” he said.
Just reached 1 million signatures! #BoycottTarget pic.twitter.com/V8SZc0hTtR
— American Family Assc (@AmericanFamAssc) April 29, 2016
The boycott was announced April 20th by the association, one day after Target revealed its decision to favor its few transgender customers and staff over the rest of the population. A study of the 2010 census data suggests that only about 1 in 2,400 adults change their names to match names used by the opposite sex.
Wildmon’s association wants to affirm people’s privacy in bathrooms and changing rooms, but also block the progressives’ multi-front push to stigmatize and outlaw any recognition of the average differences between men and women, and boys and girls. The LGBT agenda “is being rammed down people’s throats, and people are losing their jobs because of it, and it is becoming so that you can’t think differently from these people or you’re [called] a hater or a bigot,” he said.
When 1 million families are willing to sign a petition, Target knows that for every one that signed, there are at least 10 others that feel the same way but did not sign.
And with increasing publicity around grown men walking into the ladies room at Target, families are concerned about sending their young daughters unaccompanied into the ladies room.
Overall, it’s a PR nightmare for Target who either has to reverse course, or see another million names added to the list.
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