So, first Target gets nailed for donating money to a PAC that donated money to a rabidly anti-gay politician, Tom Emmer, who gave some of his money to a “Christian” rock band who believes the moral thing to do is Kill The Gays.
Then the LGBT community gave a big Steven Slater to Target. We grabbed a Bud Lite and slid out of their stores in droves. And their stock dropped as the boycott hit.
Well, what does a Target do? They apologize, though not specifically to the LGBT community but to their own employees and they talk about how they were just doing what was best for Target.
Okay, so, boycott off? Not so much.
After agreeing to work with the Human Rights Campaign [HRC] to make amends for being money-grubbing-asshats, Target has suddenly decided to abandon the idea. HRC has been working with Target for almost two weeks to try and come to some sort of resolution that keeps Target’s reputation on relative solid footing within the LGBT community.
But Target said that they’re no longer interested in working with the group, and don’t really feel it’s in the company’s best interest to make things right with the LGBT community.
So, I would ask the LGBT community to reciprocate in kind, and stop working with Target. Perhaps do like this guy:
And if you work for Target, perhaps a job search is in order, and once you’ve found said employment elsewhere, why not head back into your Target store, find the nearest PA system, and give a big F-U to the company that gave a big F-U to the LGBT community.
Sounds only fair.