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Ellen Extends #Alexfromtarget's 15 Minutes of Fame: VIDEO

#alexfromtarget can add another famous photo to his growing collection of pictures after appearing on Ellen Thursday to discuss his newfound fame, talents and bagging skills with DeGeneres.

Picture 3Alex Labeouf, a 16-year-old Target bagger from Dallas, Texas, instantly became Twitter famous after 15-year-old Brooklyn Reiff of Prosper, Texas, tweeted an admiring photo of him bagging her groceries to a friend of hers, YahooTech reports.

Digiday adds that the Twitter photo of Labeouf migrated to Tumblr where it reached an even larger audience including Target, which tweeted "We heart Alex, too! #alexfromtarget." The post traveled like wildfire and Labeouf found himself with an additional 600,000 Twitter followers just days after Reiff posted the original photo.

In his interview Labeouf seems just as confused with everyone else on his sudden rise to fame.

Watch Ellen put his cashier and bagging skills to use AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adorable Blink-And-You'll-Miss-It Gay Family Moment Is Highlight Of New Target Ad: VIDEO

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For Target's new Made to Matter campaign, touted as the company's way of hand-picking "exclusive innovations from brands that truly care about how things are made," a series of shots depict diverse babies, children, and families playing around and having a good time. You're sure to smile given the glut of adorable babies on display, but one moment featuring a gay couple and their child will definitely brighten your day. 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anti-Gay Nut Linda Harvey: Labor Day Is For Resisting The 'Homosexual Lobby' - LISTEN

Anti-gay nut Linda Harvey, a member of hate group Mission: America, has revealed the real meaning of Labor Day - to resist the efforts of the “homosexual lobby” to "force public respect for their deviance."6a00d8341c730253ef017c31cbab4d970b-800wi

On her radio program last week, Harvey weighed in on the National Organization for Marriage's ongoing boycott of Target for the retailer’s efforts to push "deviance and perversion into everyone's lives in America."

She was at it again during Monday’s radio bulletin when she defended business owners who deny service to gays and lesbians, saying that they are victims of “spiteful bullying," reports Right Wing Watch.

“Our country is in trouble, friends, because of these radicals who want to revolutionize our moral standards. How far will extremists go to push us into sexual anarchy? Let’s pledge to start this Fall to do what we can — lawfully of course — to stand up for our principles. This evil does not ultimately win, we know, but we can make sure it doesn’t even win in the here and now.”

Listen to Harvey’s meanderings, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anti-gay Nut Linda Harvey Attacks Target for 'Pushing Deviance and Perversion Into Everyone's Lives' - AUDIO

On her radio program yesterday, Linda Harvey weighed in on the National Organization for Marriage's ongoing boycott of Target over the retail giant's support for LGBT equality, or as Harvey likes to call it, Target's efforts to push "deviance and perversion into everyone's lives in America."

HarveyIn particular, Harvey objected to Target's pro-marriage equality court brief with the 7th Circuit, which she claimed used "extrememly charged language" by characterizing same-sex marriage bans as "bans" and "discrimination."

Said Harvey:

“Have you noticed how this is how headlines often read these days? They talk about laws on natural marriage as being ‘bans’ on same-sex so-called marriage. And that’s incorrect because people who are male can still marry people who are female. The only obstacle for a few people is the presence of unnatural desires. Those desires can change with a different mind and heart.” 

Isn't that the same line of 'reasoning' behind the bans on interracial marriage in the 20th century? That blacks and whites could marry...just as long as they married someone of the same race? 

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch]

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NOM Boycotting Target Over Retail Giant's Support of Gay Marriage

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The National Organization for Marriage has announced their latest boycott target, Target, after the retail giant recently signed on to an amicus brief in support of marriage equality pending in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The cases before the 7th Circuit are challenging state bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin.

BrownWrote NOM president Brian Brown:

Target and other companies need to be forced to realize that it is their alignment with the radical cause of redefining marriage that is "bad for business"—not states' marriage laws that uphold and protect the common-sense idea that kids do best with a mom and a dad!

So I'm announcing a new boycott today, against Target, for insulting consumers like you and me. The brief they signed in court this week insinuates that people like you and me, who would vote to uphold traditional marriage, as akin to segregationists and racial bigots. Would you want to shop at a place that viewed you in that way? 

Back in 2012, NOM launched a failed boycott of Starbucks over the company's support for gay marriage. Maybe they'll have more luck this time... 

 


Australian Viewers Offended By Target Ad's Use Of 'Bangers' And Gay Host: VIDEO

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British personality and fashion consultant Gok Wan was brought on to do a series of TV ads for retail chain Target in Australia. The first ad focused on women's underwear and bras, and controversy arose when viewers took offense at Gok's use of the slang term "bangers" to refer to women's breasts. The problem seems to be that, for Aussies, "bangers" refers to literal and metaphorical sausages, so applying the term to breasts is perplexing to some and downright crude or offensive to others. 

Target dismissed the complaints, upholding the word as an "irreverent term of affection." Similarly, when the Advertising Standards Board were forced to make a determination about the ad in response to complaints, they ruled that the ad was light-hearted and the use of "bangers" was not discriminatory against women. Still, Target is listening to the complaints and will likely substitute "bangers" with something else in the future to prevent further misunderstandings.

Then there are the knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers who were offended that Target dared use a gay man in their advertisements in the first place. This minority of complaints contained what one typically expects: self-righteous indignation combined with utter obliviousness to the irony of complaining about offensive slang while calling the gay man a "poof."

To these people, Target pulled no punches in making their position clear on their decision to use an openly gay man in their ads:

Target strongly believes that a person's sexuality is irrelevant to their worth as a person. Target makes no apology for using a gay man in its advertising and we do not believe that this should be grounds for upholding a complaint.

You can see the shocking ad for yourself AFTER THE JUMP...

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