Target confirm they will be removing Shane Dawson’s books from online and in-store. pic.twitter.com/QfhChzKXSj— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 29, 2020
Dawson received backlash earlier this week for previously making Youtube videos with blackface and making inappropriate comments and jokes. The Youtube star posted a video on the platform and apologized for his behavior on June 26th.
We’re committed to creating an experience in which all guests feel welcomed and respected. We’re in the process of removing these books from our assortment.Target spokesperson
Target issued out the above respond to Fox Business when asked about the move. I think it is a great move by Target but it would have never happened unless the backlash didn’t start trending on Twitter. There are numerous books that are problematic and Target has to do a great job of not selling them before the public points out these things.
However, Target did take a positive step so it is a small step towards the right direction.