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Target Boycott Over LGBTQ+ Products Is 'Literally Terrorism': Economist

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boycott Target over Pride-themed products, including reported threats to store employees, is "literally terrorism," an economist said on Thursday.Target was prompted to remove its Pride-themed products after threats were reportedly made to store employees in the midst of anti-LGBTQ+ backlash.

The retailer will be pulling the items "at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior" from customers, Kayla Castaneda, a Target spokesperson, said on Tuesday.The decision to pull the products from some stores in the South comes just days before the beginning of Pride month in June.

It also comes after recent calls from conservatives to boycott the beer brand Bud Light for its partnership with transgender influencer and activist Dylan Mulvaney.

A Target spokesperson told Insider on Thursday that removing the Pride-products was a response to "threats impacting our team members' sense of safety and wellbeing."Justin Wolfers, a professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan, said on The 11th Hour on MSNBC that he finds the response from Target "quite scary.""One of two things are true.

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