Conservatives are being asked why there was no outrage when Donald Trump sold LGBT merchandise
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In 2020, the Republican dropped his Pride merchandise, which included rainbow-themed ‘Make America Great Again’ hats and T-shirts.
According to the former US President’s website, his Pride hats were sold out online.
And now that this Pride line has resurfaced in the wake of the Bud Light and Target scandal, many wonder why the 76-year-old didn’t experience the same fallout.
Hey Republicans,— Harry Sisson (@harryjsisson) May 30, 2023
Why didn’t you care when Donald Trump sold pride merch? You claim Target and other brands with pride collections are “targeting kids” and are “satanic” but your cult leader did it and you had no problem with it.
Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites. It was… pic.twitter.com/xwG2DVGrwn
One person on Twitter wrote: “Time to boycott the entire woke MAGA movement?”
Another said: “Here's another place you'll have to boycott. They even have children's stuff.”
While some pointed out his hypocrisy, as one shared: “Trump sells pride merch on his website but doesn’t allow embassies to fly the pride flag during June. Hmmm. it’s almost as if the president only supports the LGBT community when it benefits him!!! Shocker!"
And another commented: “How? He never even opposed gay marriage and was literally selling LGBT for Trump merch in 2020. At most, he was going after some of the trans extremist activists.”
It would seem that, for better or for worse, his loyal followers will always blindly follow him.
Companies have faced extreme backlash trying to widen their customer demographic with progressive campaigns, with critics claiming they have alienated their usual customers.
Bud Light recently landed in hot water when they partnered with trans activist Dylan Mulvaney.
Mulvaney unveiled her new campaign with the beer company earlier this year on social media after they sent her a personalized can with her face on it.
The new can commemorates 365 days of Mulvaney being a woman, which she notes in her promotional video also coincides with the NCAA March Madness tournament.
And as you guessed, conservatives were not happy.
Many captured videos of themselves pouring out cans of Bud Light to signify they had boycotted the company.
Shortly after, Anheuser-Busch, which owns the company, defended its campaign with Mulvaney.
An Anheuser-Busch spokesperson told Fox News: "Anheuser-Busch works with hundreds of influencers across our brands as one of many ways to authentically connect with audiences across various demographics and passion points."
Target has also faced hefty criticism after launching a range of rainbow and inclusive clothes just in time for Pride month.
However, the backlash was so severe they decided to take down the items that were sparking the biggest backlash.