Boston Macy's deep-sixes Pride mannequins
Fundamentalist whackjob Brian Camenker of MassResistance/Article 8 Alliance fixated on the pride-flag-as-man skirt in the above display, complained — and Macy’s caved and yanked it. Can you believe this? ((Boston Herald)
The Downtown Crossing store display featured two male mannequins – one wearing a gay pride rainbow flag around its waist – standing near a list of several planned Boston Pride events. The display was designed by Macyâ€™s with the approval of the Boston Pride Committee.
But the store yanked the mannequins from the window after MassResistance, the conservative group formerly named Article 8 Alliance which has also campaigned against sex education and gay-themed books in public schools, complained the display was offensive.
They were male mannequins with enlarged breasts, and one was wearing a skirt,” said MassResistance president Brian Camenker, referring to the gay pride flag wrapped around one figure, cinched with a white belt. “It was really disgusting.”
Please. The Macy’s spokesbot said that the mannequins were removed “to strike a balance.”