Pride Month Post by Tennessee-Based Company Ignites Controversy and Divides Opinion

Ash Jurberg

Tennesee-based Cracker Barrel has attracted criticism from conservatives over a social media post supporting Pride Month.

Yet another business has attracted criticism from people for its support of Pride Month.

Restaurant chain Cracker Barrell, headquartered in Tennessee, posted a positive message of support on its social media yesterday.

"We are excited to celebrate Pride Month with our employees and guests. Everyone is always welcome at our table (and our rocker). Happy Pride!"

The message was posted alongside a rainbow-themed rocking chair on the porch of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

The post went viral and soon attracted the ire of conservatives nationwide.

The Texas Family Project, which claims to be "the premier statewide organization engaging in politics and advocating on behalf of the family," posted on Twitter:

"We take no pleasure in reporting that Cracker Barrel has fallen. A once family friendly establishment has caved to the mob."

Many people took to Twitter to state they would boycott the Tennessee based business.

There were also many messages of support for the post, some of which Cracker Barel responded to.

"Thanks for sharing! Our teams take pride in creating a welcoming, safe atmosphere where people can enjoy time with family and friends the moment they walk through our doors."

Retailers Celebrating Pride Month

The latest outcry follows similar comments leveled at other businesses, including Target.

Earlier this month, "some southern Target stores were forced by the corporation to move LGBTQ Pride merchandise away from the front of their locations after customer "outrage" to avoid a "Bud Light situation."

"For more than a decade, Target has offered an assortment of products aimed at celebrating Pride Month. Since introducing this year’s collection, we've experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and wellbeing while at work. Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior. Our focus now is on moving forward with our continuing commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community and standing with them as we celebrate Pride Month and throughout the year." Target statement

Your thoughts

Do you believe retail businesses should celebrate Pride Month? Will this decision influence whether you visit Target or Cracker Barrel?

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