Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Anti-LGBTQ activists spreading lies about Target and trans-friendly swimwear for kids

Editor's note - There probably won't be any news briefs for Wednesday. I have another funeral to attend. My uncle - my mother's closest brother - passed away recently. So until tomorrow evening, enjoy this and please share it on Twitter, etc. Pride Month is coming up and based on this post, the anti-LGBTQ activists have already begun to start trouble. 

I say bring it on, b!tches. I am not scared of these fools and neither should the rest of you be.

LGBTQ Pride Month is coming in June and anti-LGBTQ activists are gearing up. They've already started cause problems with department store Target by doing what they do -  lying their hateful asses off.

From The Associated Press:

CLAIM: Target’s Pride collection features a bathing suit for kids that is labeled “tuck-friendly.” 

 AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The “tuck-friendly” swimsuits are only offered in adult sizes, according to a spokesperson for the company and Target’s website. Kids’ swimsuits in the collection do not feature this label. 


Why is this a big deal? For the benefit of those who don't know, tuck-friendly swim wear allows trans women who have not had gender-affirming surgery to conceal their private parts. It shouldn't be a big deal but anti-LGBTQ activists and wannabe poseurs spin lies about how Target is making this swimwear available to kids with the inference being another thread in their noxious conspiracy theory that kids are being 'groomed' to become transgender. Geez, I miss it when they used to say that we were 'grooming' kids to be gay. I guess that stopped being a money-maker and attention getting for these fools. 

The Associated Press further said


 THE FACTS: Target’s seasonal collection of clothes for Pride month collection has been the subject of several misleading videos in recent weeks, with social media users claiming the retailer is selling “tuck-friendly” bathing suits designed for kids or in kids’ sizes. Many of the posts criticizing Target have also urged people to boycott the company, following similar threats and transphobic commentary from conservative social media personalities towards brands including Bud Light and Nike over promotional campaigns featuring transgender people. 

 Posts criticizing Target shared photos or videos of either a one-piece swimsuit with a bright pink, orange, green and blue colorblock pattern, or black swim bottoms with colorful line stitches. Both feature a circular tag that reads, “Tuck-Friendly Construction,” and “Extra Crotch Coverage.”

 “Did you know @Target also sells ‘tuck-friendly’ bathing suits for children in the Pride section? Well now you do,” reads one post sharing a photo of the tag on Twitter. The post has received more than 4,000 likes. 

 Another video on Instagram, which had more than 100,000 likes as of Monday, shows footage of the tag on the one-piece swimsuit, and claims that while it is not specifically in the kids’ section, it is available in kids’ sizes.

 However, the swimsuits labeled “tuck-friendly” are only in adult sizes, and are not available in kids’ sizes, Kayla Castaneda, a spokesperson for Target, told The Associated Press. 

 Both the colorful one-piece and black swim bottoms seen in the photos and videos online are clearly labeled on Target’s website as adult swimsuits. Both pages list the products as coming in “general adult sizing” and offer adult XS as the smallest size for sale. “The ‘tuck-friendly’ swim suits are for adults only,” Castaneda said. The kids’ swimsuits in the Pride collection are not the same design or construction and do not have the same label, Castaneda confirmed. 

 I doubt that this will hinder the anti-LGBTQ activists from spreading their lies. I'm sure that when confronted with the truth, they claim that Target is lying while eagerly spewing the phrase "okay groomer" to whomever dare to challenge their pitiful assertions that they are somehow saving children.

But never forget no matter what these people are

Some are liars and haters filled with fear which is motivated by their prejudices. They are nothing but empty vessels with nothing to do but transfer the abject pitifulness of their lives into some fantasy that they are somehow stopping evil and saving kids. Then there are pathetic culture warriors who delude themselves into thinking that they are part of some movement. It keeps them away from their reality filled with unfulfilled life goals while intoxicating them with fantasies of acclaim; fantasies which they recognize as basic bullshit when they come down from the high of causing chaos. That reality is their constant companion but they are powerless to do anything about it except blame their scapegoats.

.And then there is the third segment - users and manipulators trying to get an easy payday by exploiting prejudice. They move from issue to issue by inflaming the gullible and feeding off of their rage which makes them feel like they are messiahs of a new order.  The issues are different but the underlaying emptiness of their souls are like mythical monsters -  always hungry no matter how much food they receive. They can't ever be filled or satisfied. And the saddest thing of it all is they see this as an attribute instead of what it is - the quality which makes them the most pathetic.

LGBTQ people will survive like we always do. And we will win, like we always do. We do this by refusing to back down while continuing to be our authentic selves. Unlike our haters.

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