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In recent weeks, Target unveiled new lines of Pride merchandise, some marketed for children. The company’s bold support of the LGBTQ+ lifestyle and brands has backfired as it has seen a $9.3 billion drop in market value.
Conservative rapper Forgiato Blow teamed up with Jimmy Levy to pen a song titled “Boycott Target” and filmed a video for it inside of a Target store. The song shot to the top of the all-genre iTunes Top Songs chart, knocking Taylor Swift’s “Hits Different” out of the top spot and edging out Luke Combs‘ “Fast Car.” Combs’ song currently sits at #2.
“I had my free speech ripped from me. A lifetime ban on Instagram, a lifetime ban on Facebook for speaking positivity. You know, when I was an artist before this, a degenerate rap artist, they didn’t care if I rapped about negativity and demonizing America.”
“We’re obviously shifting the culture,” he continued. “We’re waking people up, letting them know that, hey, you don’t have just to follow the crowd. You can stand on your own and be a leader, not a follower.”
According to a Target insider, the company is attempting to avoid some of the backlash Bud Light has received by cutting back on the Pride merchandise sections and relocating them to the back of the store, mostly in rural areas of the south that tend to be more politically conservative.
While Forgiato Blow has written and released other songs aimed at conservative issues, including a Bud Light song, this is the first and only one that has garnered worldwide attention.
Watch Forgiato Blow talk to Newsmax about his new song’s success in the video below.