Target Removes Abigail Shrier’s Book Warning Against Dangers of Transgenderism Before Adding It Back to Shelves After Customer Complaints

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.

But in response to the removal, some customers took to social media to accuse Target of censorship.

“We removed a book from Target.com based on feedback we received,” the retail giant told The Federalist in a statement Friday.

“We want to offer a broad assortment for our guests and are adding this book back to Target.com. We apologize for any confusion.”

A prominent attorney within the American Civil Liberties Union, Chase Strangio — who has spearheaded the outfit’s transgender legal efforts — accused Shrier in a tweet of having the “goal of making people not trans.” He accused her book of being a “dangerous polemic.”

“I think of all the times & ways I was told my transness wasn’t real & the daily toll it takes. We have to fight these ideas which are leading to the criminalization of trans life again,” Strangio expressed in a now-deleted tweet.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter