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Podcast host Megyn Kelly ripped into Target for their women’s “tuck-friendly” swimwear that makes space for men’s genitals.
The swimsuits are part of Target’s Pride collection and contain extra material to conceal men’s genitals.
“Target decided it would be a great idea to partner with a company — as far as I could tell one of its main lines seems to be sort of a pro-Satan line of clothing,” Kelly noted, referring to Abprallen. “They decided to willingly partner with this clothing manufacturer to make Pride month gear that includes bathing suits that are quote ‘tuck-friendly’ that have extra material around the crotch, which no woman needs because we don’t have penises down south in Rio.”
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“We don’t need extra material and we don’t need tuck-friendly, but the Target CEO is out there defending this saying: ‘Look, the extra crotch wear and the tuck-friendly bathing suits are important, that this whole line in the Pride department is a good business decision. It’s the right thing for a society,’” Kelly added.
“So Target turned to them to make their new line of clothing, including baby onesies with rainbow patterns, and at one point, selling their Pride related merch that read things like: We belong everywhere across the trans flag, too queer for here, cure transphobia not trans people, and so on,” Kelly pointed out.
Target’s CEO Brian Cornell told Fortune’s Leadership Next podcast, “When we think about purpose at Target, it’s really about helping all the families, and that ‘all’ word is really important. Most of America shops at Target, so we want to do the right thing to support families across the country.”
“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,” he added. “The things we’ve done from a DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) standpoint, it’s adding value. It’s helping us drive sales, it’s building greater engagement with both our teams and our guests, and those are just the right things for our business today.”
The Abprallen website features a skeleton draped in rainbow colors, a “Trans Witches For Abortion” badge, and a “Satan respects pronouns” T-shirt. The product page for the “Satan respects pronouns” shirt claims members of the LGBT+ community are “so often referred to as being a product of Satan or going against God’s will” and argues that the Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple are more tolerant of the gay community.