Target was already facing a boycott over “tuck-friendly” bathing suits and chest binders for “transgender” children (which don’t actually exist), and now it has been revealed that they are selling LGBTQ Pride clothing designed by a satanic transgender who promotes violence, drug use and satanism.
The brand in question, Abprallen, was created by a biological woman who identifies as a man and uses the name “Erik Callen.”
Target sells three items by the brand Abprallen – a “We Belong Everywhere” messenger bag, a ‘Too Queer For Here” messenger bag, and a “Cure Transphobia, Not Trans People” shirt. The LGBTQ items are available on the Target website and in its stores.
In the product descriptions, Target credits the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and boasts of having over a 10-year partnership with GLSEN.
“GLSEN leads the movement in creating affirming, accessible and anti-racist spaces for LGBTQIA+ students,” the retail behemoth glowingly said. “We are proud of 10+ years of collaboration with GLSEN and continue to support their mission.”
“All items were designed for all bodies, regardless of gender identity and presentation,” Target said in the description of the products. “We added design features to help make the fit customizable for you. Our hope is for all guests to find clothing that makes them feel comfortable and affirmed in their identity. We understand that fit is incredibly important and will continue to evolve and improve on fit needs for the LGBTQIA+ Community.”
The designer made it clear that his designs are geared toward “young people”.
“Available in Target stores and on their website. When they approached me to design a range for Pride I realised that I had an opportunity to create something huge, I was given a chance to make work that would be seen by countless people and I wanted to ensure that any young people who saw Abprallen in Target would know that who they are is beautiful, purposeful, and worth expressing,” Callen wrote of the clothing line.
“I imagined what it would be like for a younger version of myself to see something more specific, more tailor made than a lacklustre rainbow flag. I wanted to create a range that would embrace younger me and tell him that who he is is more than OK, that being trans is special and wonderful and that the closet is not made for him to thrive in.”
Callen claims that the word “groomer” is a “right-wing, transphobic word that is currently being used against trans people who stick up for trans youth in the same [way] it was used against gay people for sticking up for gay youth.”
Again, the opposite of what they say is always the truth. “Transphobia” is a BS term that was created to label anyone who doesn’t approve of the trans lifestyle as having some sort of mental defect. The same is also true for terms related to “homophobia”.
Groomers and grooming, on the other hand, are very real. In the very same paragraph in which he called the term a “right-wing, transphobic word”, Callen confesses that he was groomed when he was young, and he will “likely be working through it for the rest of his life.”
This one was difficult to deal with as it referred to me as a groomer. It’s a right-wing, transphobic word that is currently being used against trans people who stick up for trans youth in the same was it was used against gay people for sticking up for gay youth. When I was in my very early teens I was groomed and in an abusive “relationship”/“friendship” with a person ten years older than me, this lasted until my early twenties. I’m in therapy for it and I’m still working through it, I probably will be for the rest of my life in some way or another.
Abprallen sells products that promote violence against so-called “homophobes” and “transphobes”.
Here are just a few examples:
A pin with a medieval weapon used for bashing that says, “We Bash Back.” Alarmingly, the pin is sold out.
Another pin with a guillotine that says, “Homophobic headrest.”
Another pin with a lighter that says, “Burn down the cis-tem.”
In the description, Callen wrote, “We don’t need to restructure it, we need to burn it down and start up again in a system that doesn’t police gender or expression – a world that allows exploration, changing our minds, dressing how we want to, taking up the space we need, being treated as we deserve. We need to burn down the cis-tem and create a world where trans people don’t get to just live, but get to absolutely thrive.”
The Blaze notes that other designs include “Join My Gay Cult,” “Transitioning Saves lives,” “Heteronormativity is a Plague,” “Binding Doesn’t Make You Less of a Man,” and “Trans Witches for Abortion.”
Other designs promote the use of “poppers”, a drug often used during gay sex.