In an unexpected turn of events, the rap song “Boycott Target” by Forgiato Blow and Jimmy Levy has taken the iTunes charts by storm, surpassing popular singles from renowned artists such as Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen. Released just last week, this powerful rap anthem has struck a chord with listeners, resonating deeply within the hearts of many.
The music video for “Boycott Target,” shared on social media by Forgiato Blow, quickly garnered over 4.4 million views, with even Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) encouraging people to check it out. As a result, the song’s popularity skyrocketed, securing the coveted number-one position on iTunes.
While the success of “Boycott Target” can be attributed to its infectious beats and catchy lyrics, it also reflects the growing discontent among a certain segment of the population towards Target’s recent business decisions. Target, a retail giant, had been facing public backlash for promoting gay and transgender-themed clothing for children. Moreover, the company’s collaboration with UK-based designer Abprallen for its Pride line of apparel, which featured controversial slogans such as “Satan loves you” and “Satan respects pronouns,” intensified the controversy.
Target’s stock market value took a significant hit, losing a staggering $9 billion, as consumers expressed their discontent with the company’s direction. Critics argue that such decisions by Target not only disregard the sentiments of a significant portion of its customer base but also raise concerns about the promotion of contentious ideologies to impressionable young minds.
In the midst of this backlash, some mainstream media outlets rushed to Target’s defense, portraying conservatives as reacting violently to the LGBTQ clothing line. However, subsequent revisions to the original reports suggest that these claims lacked factual basis. For instance, the Associated Press, after initially spreading conspiracy theories about violent behavior, stealthily edited its story to remove the unfounded accusations without acknowledging the update or correction.
Adding fuel to the fire, Target’s vice president for brand marketing, Carlos Saavedra, had previously served on the board of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). This organization, pronounced “glisten,” has been associated with advocating for gender transitions for children. This revelation further intensified concerns among those critical of Target’s recent decisions, questioning the company’s alignment with certain political and social ideologies.
The success of “Boycott Target” on the iTunes charts serves as a powerful testament to the significance of consumer sentiment and the impact it can have on even the most prominent brands. While opinions on these matters may vary, it is clear that Target’s recent foray into controversial apparel lines has ignited a fervent response from a vocal segment of the population.
American Conservatives are once again showing who has the real buying power.
It’s not the woke mob, they only bully and riot. https://t.co/x490RKdBVA
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 26, 2023