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The controversial transgender “Satanist” designer behind some of the Pride products that were removed from Target stores slammed the big-box retailer this week for setting a “dangerous precedent.”

Target initially partnered with U.K.-based brand Abprallen to sell merchandise with pro-LGBTQ messages to celebrate Pride month. However, some consumers were enraged by Target’s over-the-top Pride displays, with particular animosity geared toward the products for children. Then it was revealed that Abprallen’s designer Erik Carnell appeared to be an outspoken Satanist whose brand features occult imagery and messages like “Satan respects pronouns” on brand apparel.

Target responded to widespread backlash by moving some Pride products to less prominent sections of the store, and removing other merchandise altogether. Carnell, who has claimed the merchandise mentioning Satan is tongue-in-cheek, blasted Target.

“It’s a very dangerous precedent to set, that if people just get riled up enough about the products that you’re selling, you can completely distance yourself from the LGBT community, when and if it’s convenient,” Carnell said.

“If you’re going to take a stance and say that you care about the LGBT community, you need to stand by that regardless,” Carnell continued.

On Instagram, Carnell previously stated, “Satanists don’t actually believe in Satan, he is merely used as a symbol of passion, pride, and liberty. He means to you what you need him to mean. So for me, Satan is hope, compassion, equality, and love. So, naturally, Satan respects pronouns. He loves all LGBT+ people. I went with a variation of Baphomet for this design, a deity who themself is a mixture of genders, beings, ideas, and existences. They reject binary stereotypes and expectations. Perfect.”

Once featured on Target’s website, Abrpallen had a sweatshirt that says “Cure transphobia” and a messenger bag that says, “Too queer for here,” both of which have now been removed.

According to Carnell, his “brand’s products are the only ones so far that have been removed both in-store and online.”


Former Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka tweeted, “This is #ErikCarnell. He’s the satanic designer of @Target transgender children swimsuit line. Never buy anything from them again.”


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