NY AG Letitia James slams Target pulling LGBTQ Pride merch

Target’s move to pull some LGBTQ-themed merchandise from stores following customer backlash “is wrong,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a tweet on Tuesday and urged the retailer to reverse its decision.

At least 14 New York officials have signed a letter regarding Target’s decision, according to James’s tweet.

Target last month said it was making certain “adjustments” to its LGBTQ-themed products linked to Pride Month, citing increased confrontations between shoppers and employees and incidents of products being thrown on the floor.

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Target’s “adjustments” to its stock of LGBTQ-themed products did not sit well with Letitia James.
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Pride merchandise at Target store
New York AG called Target’s pulling of some merchandise “wrong.”
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Target has faced growing criticism for carrying LGBTQ-themed products.
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The company has sold LGBTQ-related goods tied to Pride month for years but has faced growing criticism for carrying those products, including from conservative news outlets and Republican politicians, who have claimed certain items at its stores were marketed to children.

Target did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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