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First Target, now Macy’s yanks ‘woke’ celebrity activist’s merchandise after she reportedly told a teen celebrity to kill themselves: Report

Macy’s has reportedly
pulled all of model and activist Chrissy Teigen’s cookware products from its line of offerings after she issued an apology for bullying a teenage celebrity.

The
alleged abuse took place in 2011 and 2012 when model and reality star Courtney Stodden was just 16 years old.

Not the first store to drop the model’s line

Target also reportedly dropped Teigen’s line amid the controversy late last week.

On Thursday, Fox Business reported that Target opted to remove her cookware line.

“The retailer has pulled [Teigen’s] Cravings cookware line from its website,” Fox Business reported. “However, her trio of Cravings cookbooks remain available on the site.”

In a statement, a Target spokesperson said, “We made the mutual decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line, given our continued focus on brands we develop and that can only be found at Target.”

Target — though it has insisted that it dissolved the Teigen partnership as early as December — had Teigen’s merchandise live for sale on its website as late as April 17, according to an internet archive search.

What are the details?

The New York Daily News on Monday reported that all of Teigen’s products were inexplicably gone from Macy’s website following a search.

“On Monday, a cursory search failed to turn up any results from Teigen’s ‘Cravings’ line following Target removing the line from its website on Friday,” the outlet reported.

The collection debuted at Macy’s in 2020.

Indeed, an archive search found that at least 27 of Teigen’s products appear to have been available up until Sunday before they were unceremoniously yanked from the store’s inventory.

Macy’s has yet to publicly comment on the reports at the time of this publication.

What else?

Over the last several months, Stodden — now 26 and who identifies as non-binary — has spoken out about Teigen’s historical relentless bullying.

In one such instance, Teigen, who was in her mid-20s at the time, wrote, “@CourtneyStodden My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby.”

In another instance, Teigen tweeted at the model and wrote, “Go. to sleep. forever.”

Teigen also at one point tweeted, “@CourtneyStodden I hate you” and was said to have sent a private message to Stodden on social media advising suicide.

“[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself,” Stodden told the Daily Beast. “Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.'”

Teigen’s harassment and that of many others, Stodden told the outlet, came as the model and TV star faced media criticism for marrying 51-year-old Doug Hutchison in 2011 at the tender young age of 16.

Following the revelation, Teigen issued an apology to Stodden, which said, “Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls**t in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior.”

“But that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel,” Teigen continued. “I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!”

Teigen reportedly blocked Stodden on Twitter following the apology.

Stodden wrote, “I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter. All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record.”

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Target yields to PETA pressure, joins wave of stores dropping coconut milk allegedly made from ‘forced’ monkey labor

Animal rights advocates celebrated Monday following retail giant Target’s announcement that it would no longer sell coconut milk from a supplier that allegedly uses forced monkey labor to pick coconuts from trees.

Wait, what’s that now?

The Minneapolis-based chain told USA Today on Monday that it had elected to stop selling coconut milk from Chaokoh, a supplier in Thailand that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has repeatedly accused of using monkeys as forced labor to pick coconuts.

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According to the paper, Target said it had actually made the decision last November in the wake of reports that Costco had caved to PETA’s demands to drop Chaokoh’s product.

“We believe in the humane treatment of animals and expect those who do business with us to do the same,” Target told USA Today. “We take seriously the claims made against Chaokoh, and given they were unable to sufficiently address the concerns raised, we made the decision to remove their product from our assortment in November 2020.”

For its part, Chaokoh has repeatedly denied the allegations, WABC-TV reported.

PETA patted itself on the back in a news release Monday, claiming victory following Target’s submission to its demands.

“By dropping Chaokoh, Target is joining thousands of stores that refuse to profit from chained monkeys’ misery,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in the release. “PETA exposés have confirmed that Thai coconut producers are exploiting monkeys and lying about it, so there’s no excuse for any grocery store to keep Chaokoh on its shelves.”

What has PETA been claiming?

PETA’s successful pressure on Target, Costco, and other retailers — including Wegmans, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop — came after the organization published what it said was “undercover investigations into the use of captive monkeys, who are kept chained and caged, in Thailand’s coconut-picking industry,” the organization said in its news release.

The group has repeatedly claimed that Chaokoh was guilty of “cruelty to monkeys on every farm, at every monkey-training facility, and in every coconut-picking contest that used monkey labor.”

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When not being forced to pick coconuts or perform in circus-style shows for tourists, the animals were kept tethered, chained to old tires, or confined to cages barely larger than their bodies. After a global outcry, the coconut industry claimed to have changed this practice—but PETA Asia’s second investigation found producers still using monkey labor and industry insiders discussing how farms conceal this practice by simply hiding monkeys until auditors leave or by hiring contractors to bring in monkeys only during harvest time.

According to PETA, some 26,000 stores have cut ties with Chaokoh.

But the animal rights group isn’t finished: The group said it still plans to go after major chains that have yet to yield to its demands, including Kroger, Albertsons, and Publix.

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Target blasted for removing book about ‘Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters’ after complaint that it spreads ‘transphobia’

Target is being blasted for removing a book — “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” by noted Wall Street Journal contributor Abigail Shrier — after a complaint on Twitter that the book is spreading “transphobia.”

What’s the background?

Shrier’s book was released in June, and the likes of
Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, and Dennis Prager have interviewed her about it.

As indicated in the title, the book isn’t about transgenderism generally but specifically about the impact it’s having on girls — “who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans ‘influencers,'” according to the book’s
description.

“Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and ‘gender-affirming’ educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls — including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility,” the description also says.

Here’s Shrier talking about “Irreversible Damage” with Prager:


Abigail Shrier: Transgenderism’s “IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE”

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What was the complaint about the book?

Twitter user @BlueIris04 complained to Target that “Irreversible Damage” is guilty of “transphobia” and said the “trans community deserves a response” from Target as to why it’s selling the book.

Incidentally, @BlueIris04 uses “ACAB” — which stands for “all cops are bastards” — as well as the word “Ten” with an image of a skull for a Twitter handle. At some point @BlueIris04 blocked access to his or her tweets — but a screenshot of the complaint was saved:

Later @AskTarget replied to @BlueIris04 that “Irreversible Damage” was
removed from its “assortment” of books:


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TheBlaze on Friday morning conducted a search on Target’s website for Shrier’s book, but it did not show up.

How are folks reacting to Target removing the book?

While some applauded Target’s removal of “Irreversible Damage,” other Twitter users weren’t so keen on the decision:

  • “So @AskTarget, opposite opinions, right or wrong, are not welcome in your stores because of hurt feelings?” one user wrote. “Thanks for contributing to the mental and emotional failure of upcoming generations. They need to learn that not everything or everyone revolves around their feelings.”
  • “Thanks for pandering to an a**hole who advocates for the murder of cops,” another user noted.
  • “They need to be held accountable for censoring what we are allowed to read,” another commenter said. “This is a good book.”
  • “I don’t feel safe at stores that allow a handful of activists to censor speech,” one user offered.
  • “So the left advocates censorship, anti-Semitism, violence against political opponents, universal health care, marking and blacklisting people and socialism… ..then call everyone ELSE a Nazi,” another commenter noted. “Stopped going to Target when they betrayed us with bathrooms.”

What did the book’s publisher have to say?

Regnery Publishing on Friday morning offered TheBlaze the following statement:

The “Woke, Inc.” trend is, sadly, only getting worse. The mob has sufficiently trained big corporations like Target to live in fear — so much so that it only took *one* complaint from a Twitter user to convince Target to pull a bestselling book from its website. But as Target and other cowardly corporations cower in fear of leftist mobs, Regnery has always and will continue to stand proudly behind powerful voices like Abigail Shrier and the tremendously important work she has done in researching and writing “Irreversible Damage.”

What did Target have to say?

Target on Friday morning didn’t immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment on the retailer’s rationale behind removing “Irreversible Damage” from its website.

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Target reopening looted, ransacked Minneapolis store — but with new focus on catering to black shoppers

A Target store in South Minneapolis became an emblem of protests and rioting that took place nationwide after the death of George Floyd in late May, as the store was looted and ransacked in broad daylight as cameras rolled:


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And now, nearly six months later, the same store is reopening,
Bloomberg reported — but with a focus on serving the needs of black customers.

What are the details?

The interior of the store was overhauled, the outlet said, with the pharmacy moved to the front of the store so elderly customers can easily get their prescriptions and the grocery stocked with spices requested by the local community while the lighting for the crosswalk from the nearby rail station was upgraded, and the entrance was made more inviting with a new mural and plants.

Bloomberg noted that Target is a retailer long associated with white suburban shoppers — and executives said the overhaul is part of an effort to improve its image with black customers. Indeed, the outlet said the Minneapolis store drew shoppers from areas twice as black as a typical Target, according to cellphone data tracked by SafeGraph.

“By being based in Minneapolis — by being based in the eye of the storm of George Floyd — they had a huge responsibility to produce a pretty elaborate plan,” Anthony Thompson, a professor of clinical law and a founding faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at New York University, told Bloomberg of Target’s decision to raze and reconstruct the store.

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It’s not exactly clear why this specific store was targeted; protesters originally headed there for milk to relieve the pain from being tear gassed. But in rebuilding, Target realized the surrounding neighborhood had never been asked point-blank whether the store that’s been there since 1976 was serving it well. It wasn’t.

The litany of complaints was long. And even though a remodel in 2018 fixed earlier perceptions the store was dirty, poorly stocked and a bit of an afterthought, some White residents in the Longfellow neighborhood would still drive to a different Target instead, derogatorily referring to the location — and its customers — as “Tar-ghetto.”

So the roughly $80 billion corporation did something it hadn’t before: met with Black residents, employees and community organizers (over Zoom; it’s 2020 after all) to ask what they wanted to see in the reconstructed store.

Target hired a contracting company owned by a Somali-American woman and built some of those neighborhood requests into its blueprints. It also added shutters to the store that can come down in case of future emergencies.

Bloomberg added that Target laid out the
goals of its new racial justice committee in August, including the need to “create environments where Black guests feel overtly welcome,” which implied many didn’t.

Kiera Fernandez, the corporation’s chief diversity and inclusion officer and vice president of human resources, acknowledged to the outlet that Target does have a reputation of catering to white shoppers — but that it’s working on building more relationships with black entrepreneurs by stocking their products. But Bloomberg noted that Target hasn’t committed to signing the 15% Pledge, a promise to fill shelves with that percentage of products made by black-owned brands.

“Target is not going to be able to end systemic racism,” Stephanie Creary, assistant professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, told the outlet. “Target is going to be able to reduce the impact of racism that is created from its operations. That’s what we’re looking at.”

Laysha Ward, Target’s chief external engagement officer and the only black executive who reports directly to CEO Brian Cornell, added to Bloomberg: “We’re really thinking about this relevant experience that is overtly Black and reflecting overtly Black needs and culture. We have to make sure that the solutions we’re putting forward are informed by the insights of our own Black team members, our Black guests, the Black community.”

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For the most part, local residents are excited to see the retailer reopen. Even though the Minneapolis-based company used to be seen as touting its national philanthropic efforts while largely ignoring South Minneapolis’s actual needs, its relationship with the neighborhood has come a long way since May. While the Lake Street site was closed, it worked with community partners to distribute essential goods like diapers. The community now feels it has a direct line to corporate headquarters, Majors said.

It will also be one of few fully operational stores in the still recovering neighborhood. Other local groceries, including an Aldi, were temporarily closed after the protests left parts of the area in rubble, while the other local supermarket, Cub Foods, kept operating from under a tent. The police precinct still sits empty, and the post office is still mostly rubble after burning during the spring unrest.

ThoMalik Watkins told Bloomberg he’ll shop at the overhauled Target but believes it’s responsible to the community not only in regard to what it sells but also for how it treats employees, making products easy to access, and promoting black-owned brands.

“Not saying you need to have signs all through your store that say ‘Black Lives Matter,'” Watkins added to the outlet. “But I think it’s important that they join the discussion, especially if that’s the community that you’re in and taking people’s money.”


The Trashed Target Store: Minneapolis Riot Aftermath #2

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Anti-mask protesters converge on Target in viral video: ‘We’re not gonna take it!’

A throng of anti-mask protesters converged on a Florida Target earlier this week encouraging shoppers to remove their masks.

Video footage of the incident went viral on social media shortly thereafter.

What are the details?

While walking down the aisles of the Fort Lauderdale Target, the group shouted, “Take your masks off!” and “Yeah! Take it off!”

At least one member of the group held up his cellphone, which blared Twisted Sister’s, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

Another member can be seen wearing what appears to be a red Trump campaign hat.

At one point during the video, one of the women in the group can be seen gesturing at a group of children who aren’t wearing masks, yelling, “Look at these kids.”

“Let them be an example!” she can be heard yelling.

One person not in the group can be heard off-camera, saying, “f***ing idiots.”

According to WSVN-TV, the group kicked off their march in the parking lot of the store.

The station reported that a male protester shouted, “Who here is sick and tired of having to wear one of these things every time you go into a store? Now, here is the bottom line: if someone wants to wear a mask going to a grocery store, then let them wear a mask, but how is it that if their mask is working that I have to wear one, too?”

In a statement to the station, a Target representative said, “Target requires guests to wear masks whenever they’re shopping in our stores. … We’re aware of the group of guests who came into the store last night, and we asked them to leave after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to shoppers.”

(Content warning: rough language)

‘These selfish a**holes’

Twisted Sister’s frontman, Dee Snider, shared the video on his Twitter page, writing, “No…these selfish a**holes do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause. #cutthes**t.”

On Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that face masks are even more likely to protect the public from COVID-19 when compared with a vaccine.

“Face masks, these face masks, are the most important, powerful public health tool we have, and I will continue to appeal for all Americans, all individuals in our country, to embrace these face coverings,” Redfield said during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations. “I’ve said that if we did it for six, eight, 10, 12 weeks, we’d bring this pandemic under control. We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense.”

At the time of this reporting, reports say the state of Florida has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita with more than 35,000 cases per 1,000,000 people.

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Target fires employee who made poisonous ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Starbucks drink: ‘More dead cops’

A Target employee is under fire after reportedly filming the creation of a fake Starbucks beverage with extremely toxic ingredients — all in the name of police.

What are the details?

In a since-deleted TikTok video, a Target Starbucks barista demanded “more dead cops” as he crafted a toxic “Blue Lives Matter” drink, complete with an entire cup of bleach.

The video — which is captioned “All I want for Christmas is more dead cops” — begins with an empty Starbucks cup with the words “Blue Lives Matter” scrawled on its side.

The drink, apparently meant for police officers and their supporters, is also topped off with a blue food coloring.

“Hi, guys, I updated my recipe for the Blue Lives Matter drinks,” the barista can be heard saying. “First, we’re gonna start with bleach. All the way to the third line. Then we’re gonna add ice, because, you know, cops love ice. … We add more bleach, a little blood of innocent black men, and then we add this special blue ingredient that Starbucks has. We do have it, and yes, we are holding out on you.”

The barista adds, “[E]ven though it has a strawless lid, we’re going to serve it with a straw because, you know, they only think about themselves.”

According to the Police Tribune, the barista — identified as Van Greyson Hart, employee at a Target Starbucks in Indianapolis, Indiana — is directly employed by Target, not Starbucks.

A spokesperson for Starbucks told the outlet that it was aware of the video and condemned all of the former employee’s actions.

In a statement, Target said, “This video is appalling and unacceptable. We don’t tolerate this behavior at Target, want all guests to be treated with respect, and are terminating the team member who is responsible. We also have rigorous food safety procedures in place, which this team member egregiously violated with this behavior. We’re deeply sorry for this disturbing video, which TikTok has removed based on the platform’s guidelines.”

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Target store manager turns away cops during school supply drive because ‘he doesn’t support police,’ mayor says

A Connecticut mayor said her city’s police officers were in the middle of their annual back-to-school supply drive when a Target manager turned them away because “he doesn’t support the police.”

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart tweeted her accusation Tuesday.

Stewart also asked, “Anyone want to make a donation?”

New Britain police last week said they wanted to stuff a few of their cruisers with school supplies to help city children and families before the new school year commences, WSFB-TV reported,

New Britain’s Fire Chief Raul Ortiz threw in his support in response to Stewart’s tweet: “I’ll donate. That is unbelievable. Isn’t community policing and involvement what we want more of? Our NBPD has been exceptional in that aspect.”

Target’s regional manager “made a personal $500 donation for supplies and apologized for what happened,” the mayor added minutes after her first tweet.

And several hours later, Stewart posted a follow-up saying Target is “letting PD go back this weekend for collection drive and has placed a donation bin in the store, too.”

What did Target have to say?

The following day Target responded on Twitter: “We have a long history of supporting the New Britain community, and we’re sorry for the misunderstanding. We’ve talked with police, and they’re returning to our store this weekend for their back-to-school drive. In addition, Target’s donating school supplies to support the efforts.”

Also on Wednesday, New Britain spokesman Edward Ford told WSFB “the past 24 hours we’ve seen a tremendous amount of support from the community for the police department’s back to school drive.”

Numerous business employees over the last several years have refused to serve police in headline-grabbing style. The severity of service employees’ anti-cop behavior seems to have ramped up since George Floyd’s death in late May.

Anything else?

Timothy Conaway starting the fundraiser nearly seven years ago in partnership with the police department, WTIC-TV reported, and he said when he showed up Saturday morning at the Target with two officers they were asked to leave.

“I told him I was here last year, and he didn’t agree or believe me, and he told us to leave,” Conaway added to the station. “Officers were looking like, ‘You really want us to leave?’ And he said yes.”

Jovanka Segura — a volunteer with Conaway — told WTIC the manager was rude but doesn’t recall being turned away for police-related reasons.

“I didn’t specifically hear anything like that,” she noted to WTIC. “I just know that the manager was resisting trying to have us set up.”

Conaway told the station he’s hopeful the reschedule back-to-school supply drive will still be a success: “We don’t know what’s going to happen with school, how many days are going to be gone, but everybody is in need right now.”

Drive organizers will be at the New Britain Target from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, WTIC said, adding that Conaway’s organization will be giving out the school supplies Aug. 22 at Blaze Barbershop along West Main Street.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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VIDEO: Black Lives Matter mob storms Target, threatens to ‘shut down’ business if they cooperate with police

Black Lives Matters activists stormed a Washington, D.C., Target store on Saturday, demanding the business stop cooperating with police or they would “shut down” the business.

A video captured by journalist Drew Hernandez showed a man with a bullhorn leading a crowd of protesters in a chant while standing in the front of the Target store.

“All black people, living around this neighborhood, living around in this neighborhood, because you prioritize money over people, so until you stop calling the police, we continue to shut your business down,” the crowd chanted.

Black Lives Matter literally threatened @Target today in DC. Apparently if that @Target in DC ever calls the cops on a black person ever again BLM will shut them down,” Hernandez explained. “Radicals.”

Hernandez said the group’s rhetoric mirrored that of Hawk Newsome, who co-founded the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter.

As TheBlaze reported, Newsome appeared on Fox News last week where he promised that activists “will burn down this system” if the country “doesn’t give us what we want.”

“I said, if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it,” Newsome said. “All right? And I could be speaking … figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.”

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