Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom accused Target of participating in a “systematic attack” on LGBTQ communities across the country after the retail chain rolled back the sale of some “Pride” products this week.
In a Wednesday tweet, Newsom declared that Target CEO Brian Cornell was “selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists.”
Target confirmed on Tuesday that it had moved its “Pride Collection” stations further back into the store at some locations, in addition to removing some products designed by a Satanist fashion group.
“This isn’t just a couple stores in the South,” Newsom declared. “There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country.”
“Wake up America,” He added. “You’re next.”
Target confirmed to Fox News Digital on Tuesday that the chain had moved their “Pride” collection kiosks farther back into the store at certain locations in the South amid backlash against the newly released product line.
Target also landed in hot water following revelations that it was selling products designed by Abprallen, a UK-based fashion group whose designer, Eric Carnell, is also an outspoken Satanist.
Carnell’s brand features occult imagery and messages like “Satan respects pronouns” on brand apparel.
Searches for “Abprallen” on Target’s website revealed no results as of Wednesday.
Target Pride merchandise also includes female-style swimsuits that can be used to “tuck” male genitalia.
The feature comes advertised on many of Target’s swimwear products, with tags declaring them “tuck-friendly” with “extra crotch coverage.”
Critics were particularly peeved about Target Pride merchandise for children, which includes onesies and rompers for newborn babies, along with other apparel for kids of all ages.
Fox News Digital has confirmed rural Target stores in South Carolina, Arkansas and Georgia are among the locations to move the Pride sections.
Most rank-and-file employees were left in the dark, with many not knowing the Pride sections would be moved until they noticed it themselves.
Fox News’ Kristine Parks and Brian Flood contributed to this report.
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