Retailer Target pulled a book critical of the medicalized gender-transitioning of teenaged girls from its shelves only to add it back following customer complaints.
In response to tweets from two customers, the retail giant said it would no longer sell journalist Abigail Shrier’s recent book, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.
“I think the trans community deserves a response from @AskTarget @Target as to why they are selling this book about the ‘transgender epidemic sweeping the country.’ Trigger warning: Transphobia,” one Twitter user wrote, according to The Federalist.
Another Twitter user said: “In 2016, @Target, you released a statement affirming your support for transgender customers. @AskTarget why you’re selling a book notorious for its harmful rhetoric against us. Historically, harmful products have been pulled from this shelf, and this should be, too.”
Target summarily responded in a tweet explaining that the company would remove the book.