Fox News hosts’ call for Target boycott significantly backfires: Media Matters for America

Fox News hosts’ call for Target boycott significantly backfires: Media Matters for America
Fox News host Martha MacCallum, Image via screengrab

As many conservatives continue to express outrage over Target's support of transgender inclusivity, Fox News is urging viewers to boycott the company amid its support of GLSEN, an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization striving to "create safe, inclusive learning environments for K-12 students."

However, Media Matters for America reports Fox Corps. — which owns Fox News — "previously said it has 'raised awareness and demonstrated support' for GLSEN.

Media Matters shared a clip from a recent segment of Fox News show, Outnumbered, in which co-host Dagen McDowell says, "Target has moved those Pride displays to the back of some stores, but we're now learning the retailer has been donating to an activist group that's trying to push gender ideology into classrooms."

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Martha MacCallum replied, "I think it's really important for consumers and parents and anybody out there to be aware of their take on this. They proudly stand behind it as that support for GLSEN shows. So this is what Target is pushing, right? This is what they're about. And you can make your decision about whether or not you want to shop there."

MacCallum noted the company's public support of the organization is "unfortunate," accusing Target of "preaching about something that won't 'increase shareholder value."

Media Matters reports "Fox Corp. also has shareholders."

Media Matters also notes Fox Corp. wrote in "its corporate social responsibility report" it "raised awareness and demonstrated support for organizations working on behalf of the LGBTQ community including."

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Watch the video below via Media Matters for America or at this link.

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