(MENAFN) A provocative track titled "Boycott Target," performed by conservative rappers Forgiato Blow and Jimmy Levy, has gained significant attention and soared to the second spot on iTunes' hip-hop chart. The song's rise can be attributed to a wave of conservative backlash against the popular big-box retailer, Target, due to its release of Pride Month merchandise targeting children.
The lyrics of the song repeatedly express the notion that Target is intentionally "targeting your kids" with what the artists perceive as propagandistic content, calling for an end to what they perceive as the LGBTQ "agenda." The accompanying music video showcases Forgiato Blow and Jimmy Levy casually navigating through a Target store, ridiculing LGBTQ-themed merchandise, which includes rainbow-labeled bottles of alcohol, 'inclusive' tampons, and an abundance of Bud Light.
The music video has gained substantial traction, accumulating a staggering 4.3 million views on Twitter alone. Its reach was further amplified by a retweet from Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), drawing attention to the single. Additionally, Forgiato Blow's relentless promotion of the song on various social media platforms has contributed to its widespread visibility.
The controversy surrounding "Boycott Target" exemplifies the ongoing cultural and political divisions surrounding LGBTQ+ rights and visibility in society. The song's surge in popularity serves as a reflection of the strong sentiments held by a segment of the conservative community regarding the presence of LGBTQ+ themes in mainstream retail spaces.
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