Chip and Joanna Gaines ignore Target calls for retreat as bizarre Pride range fury continues
Anger over Target’s 2023 Pride range continues to simmer as designers Chip and Joanna Gaines face calls to end their partnership with the brand.
2023 has been quite a year for Twitter conservatives, who are calling for the demise of big brands for belonging to the LGBTQ+ community. What began in April with calls for a mass boycott of Bud Light led to accusations of satanism and YouTubers trying on swimsuits in Target in May.
And now real estate stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are being asked to end their partnership with Target. If none of this makes sense to you, then here’s what you need to know.
Why are people asking Chip and Joanna Gaines to give up Target?
Essentially, people are calling on the Gaines to abandon Target after a number of conservative online commentators voiced criticism of certain products in Target’s 2023 Pride lineup and expressed dislike for designer Eric Carnell’s work.
And because people are so angry with Target’s Pride line, they’ve begun demanding that people associated with the company, including the likes of Chip and Joanna, sever ties with the company.
“I like Chip & Joanna Gaines,” said Allie Beth Stuckey, a Christian influencer. “But I would respect them SO much if they would make a statement about the satanic insanity being fueled by the target and use their vast influence to try to keep the target’s insanity in check.”
The Fixer Upper couple have an exclusive home and lifestyle range called Hearth & Hand at Target, which offers a wide range of specially selected homewares.
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Fox News host amplifies exit calls from Chip and Joanna Gaines Target
And it seems it’s not just social media commentators calling for the couple to break away from Target.
The Twitter complaints made their way to Fox News, where outspoken host Rachel Campos-Duffy urged the couple to take the necessary steps to ditch the retailer.
Accordingly reportsCampos-Duffy said she had no doubts that they were good people, but claimed that if she had “worked with a trans satanist who makes t-shirt bikinis for kids, she would feel compelled to sell her.” to speak my mind.”
Claims that Target sells ‘Tuck ’em’ bikinis for children have since been debunked, and the ‘trans satanist’ who designed the range has dispelled rumors that he is in some way linked to Satan.
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No word from the Gaines family
Despite the internet hype surrounding them, neither Chip nor Joanna appear to have commented on the Target debacle.
The last time they uploaded anything to their Twitter and Instagram pages was Wednesday May 24, when they both shared a promotional clip for HBO’s new MAX streaming service.
The pair have been inundated with comments from angry Target boycotters among their recent posts, though it appears the TV stars are keeping their heads down and moving on with their lives in peace for now.
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