Kari Lake has attacked companies that are promoting Pride Month by selling LGBTQ+ items, saying that the campaigns are being "thrown" into people's faces."We are not going to sit by idly as this is thrown in our faces and thrown in our children's faces," Lake said while appearing on Newsmax's talk show The Balance, which is hosted by Eric Bolling. "This is not an attack on gay men and women in this country but this whole push for transgenderism, coming at our kids in school, coming at them through culture, coming at them when we go to the Target store....
We'll just shut it all down."Lake's comments come as companies have received criticism over their association with LGBTQ+ rights during June, which is Pride Month.
Bud Light and Anheuser-Busch, as well as Target, Kohl's and The North Face, have been the targets of boycott calls.In early April, Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender influencer and activist, posted a video on Instagram celebrating her transition to womanhood and showcased a customized Bud Light can she received from the beer brand.
The video prompted a widespread backlash from conservatives who disagreed with the move and called for their followers to purchase other beer brands.Brendan Whitworth, the CEO of Bud Light's U.S.