When Target unveiled its new line of harmless Pride Month products, right-wing bigots everywhere threw a hissy fit to no one's surprise, as if the company was forcing everyone to buy them at gunpoint. Even more unsurprising, somehow, was Lil Nas X's humorous satire of the whole ordeal. Moreover, the superstar took to Twitter to let out a parody tweet imitating the backlash to people complaining about "the rainbow agenda" and "the woke mob" and what have you. Unfortunately, right-wing threats actually prompted the store to pull back on its campaign. Maybe they should take a page out of Montero's book and see it for the ridiculous bawling that it is.
"Can’t believe target is supporting this nonsense" Lil Nas X tweeted. "I'm never shopping there again, my son is not “too cool for school” these shirts are ridiculous. He is going to school and he WILL learn." Of course, this is far from the first time that the Georgia native made fun of overblown LGBTQIA+ backlash. Recently, he clapped back at Woah Vicky claiming that he's faking his sexuality by referring to her as Ja Rule.
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However, that's not to imply that the "STAR WALKIN'" rapper and singer never faced some pushback of his own for seemingly insensitive comments. Last March, he tweeted: "where do the gays be in africa i wanna come there." It's unclear what intent he had in relaying such message, considering that Uganda had just passed destructive anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation that poses a serious threat to the community. Perhaps Lil Nas X wanted to invite people to express themselves regardless rather than blindly wondering where he could find them. No matter how you look at it, the message certainly didn't land.
Meanwhile, that's just one instance among many others where the 24-year-old championed freedom of sexuality. As such, it's much easier for fans to take tweets like his Target parody with a healthier and more inclusive light, unless you're one of the ones offended by it. Hopefully in the future he can make that distinction as clearly as he made it with this tweet rather than potentially underplay the issues communities face across the globe. Regardless, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Lil Nas X.
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