Podcast: Target Becomes The Target, ‘Heartstopper’ Season 2 + More LGBTQ News

In this episode of The Randy Report - France bans conversion therapy, Florida Republicans push "Don't Say Gay" bill, bad news for Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Rippon has good news, and the award-winning Western short film STEAM! premieres on Revry.

In this week’s podcast:

• Target became the target of anti-LGBTQ ire for its annual Pride Month merchandise

• The CDC reports new HIV infections are declining

• Montana bans ANYONE in drag reading to children

• Netflix gave us a first look at the upcoming Season 2 of its acclaimed queer-centric romantic series “Heartstopper” ahead of its premiere this August

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

Target Removing Pride Merchandise After Bigots Complained

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Target has announced it is “making adjustments” to their Pride Month plans by removing some of its Pride merchandise from stores as well as shifting the remaining items to the back of stores.

This comes after a small number of anti-LGBTQ customers have begun confronting store staff and managers, sometimes resulting in violence. Continue reading “Target Removing Pride Merchandise After Bigots Complained”

Are These Santa Cookies Obscene Or An Optical Illusion?

(sexy Santa via Depositphotos)

Is this a case of an optical illusion or truly some ‘kinky boots?’

Some moms decided Santa’s boots depicted on a set of ‘Santa Dipped Chocolate Sandwich Cookies’ from Target look like the big man’s junk set out for all to see.

Others though just see some snow boots (with some well-placed frosting).

The New York Post spoke to one mom, Suzie Fromer, who called the cookies a “definite design fail” and added, “I would not send these to school.”

After sharing a photo of the treats on her Facebook page as a joke, one of Fromer’s mom pals asked, “What the hell is Santa’s penis doing there?”

Nicole Miller of Knoxville, Tennessee, initially loved the cookies telling a Facebook group “Such a great treat to have on hand for parties.” But after a friend pointed out Santa’s boots, Miller admitted she “couldn’t unsee” them.

Dipped Chocolate Santa Cookies from Target
Credit: Target

But any naughty interpretation of the snow boots was news to Target.

“We have not received any feedback directly on this item,” said Target in a statement to the New York Post. “The design is intended to represent Santa’s boots. We appreciate the feedback and will take it into consideration moving forward.”

In any case, the optical illusion continues on Twitter where some see what they want to see while others think Target moms have too much time on their hands.

Let me know what you think, readers? Are those boots or does Santa look happy to see you?