Target has long been a supporter of woke ideologies, including vocally supporting the LGBTQ community.
The popular retailer sells a variety of products to consumers with woke slogans, graphics, and more.
But, the dark background of Target’s new woke swimsuit designer will shock you.
Target hires Satanist clothing designer
Target recently released a new “gay pride collection” for summer that includes an assortment of shocking “tuck-friendly” swimsuits.
The UK-based brand Abprallen partnered with Target to sell merchandise that features a slew of pro-LGBTQ messages to help celebrate Pride Month.
It turns out that the “tuck-friendly” swimsuits aren’t the only source of controversy for Target, as the partner brand’s designer, Erik Carnell, is also a very outspoken Satanist.
Carnell’s brand showcases dark occult imagery and features messages like “Satan respects pronouns” on pieces of clothing.
The brand Abprallen also sells products with extremely aggressive messages aimed at attacking its critics.
For example, pins with the saying “heteronormativity is a plague” and “burn down the cis-tem” are on the brand website along with one that has an image of a guillotine and the words “homophobe headrest.”
Carnell is the transgender designer behind the brand, and he posted on Instagram that Satan stands for “passion, pride and liberty,” before adding that Satan “loves all LGBT+ people.”
According to Carnell, “satanists don’t actually believe in Satan, he is merely used as a symbol of passion, pride, and liberty. He means to you what you need him to mean. So for me, Satan is hope, compassion, equality, and love.”
He also said that Satan “respects pronouns” and that he chose a “variation of Baphomet” for one of his designs because it rejects “binary stereotypes and expectations.”
But in an interview with The Daily Dot, Carnell said that the Satanic merchandise isn’t serious.
He said “I don’t believe in Satan. I don’t believe in the Bible. It’s a metaphor.”
As expected, the latest brand partnership with Target has caused a massive stir among conservatives and parental rights advocates.
Scarlett Johnson, a Wisconsin county chair for Moms for Liberty, asked on social media “why did @target hire a Satanist to design pieces for their recent ‘Pride’ clothing line?”
Johnson went on to share several social media posts from the brand Abprallen encouraging transgender people to “hang with Satan.”
Carnell responded to the outcry by making fun of “transphobes” and said that he felt like “quite the celebrity to think that they believe this is all some big conspiracy and I have any power to brainwash anyone when I’m just some guy drawing pictures!”
Target isn’t backing down
At the time of publication, Target is selling two products from Abprallen on its website, including a messenger bag with the words “Too queer for here” and a sweatshirt that says, “Cure transphobia.”
But according to Carnell, he suggested that more products from his brand would be coming to Target soon.
Many critics are comparing Target to Bud Light after the brand also faced serious backlash when it chose transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney as a spokesperson.
RINO Nancy Mace (R-SC) said that “Bud Light: shocks and insults their customers. Target: hold my beer.”
In 2016, Target was at the center of a major national transgender bathroom debate when the company stated that transgender guests and employees were welcome to use whatever restroom matched their gender identity.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.