Lauren Boebert says she’s going to boycott “woke” Target because of the store’s Pride merch

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) poses in front of a bunch of guns because she thinks it makes her look tough
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) poses in front of a bunch of guns because she thinks it makes her look toughPhoto: Screenshot

Christian conservatives have been increasing their attacks on the retail chain Target because the store is selling LGBTQ+-themed t-shirts and swimsuits in their Pride collection, and now Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is saying that she’ll boycott the store.

“Why support woke corporations that hate you?” she asked. “Target won’t be getting another dollar from me.”

She linked an article from the far-right Daily Caller that described some of Target’s Pride Month offerings. The Daily Caller was particularly offended that Target was selling tucking swimsuits, quoting rightwing “comedian” Chrissie Mayr: “Can’t wait to tuck my c**k into this little number while sipping a Bud Light!”

The article quotes other people who accuse Target of “grooming and indoctrinating children” by selling rainbow-laden clothing.

It has become something of a trend on the right this year to go to Target, look at the Pride merchandise, and then make a video for social media to show how offended one is by t-shirts that say “Live, Laugh, Lesbian” and greeting cards for same-sex couples having weddings. Dozens of prominent conservatives have been doing this, even harassing other customers and asking them if a t-shirt that says “Pride Pride Pride” counts as “pedophilia.”

The Daily Caller even wrote that Target “Deserves The Bud Light Treatment” in the title of its article, a reference to how the right lost its mind when Bud Light sponsored a 50-second video by transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

On Twitter, people mocked Boebert for getting so angry that a store is selling products that were never intended for her in the first place.

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