California Governor Gavin Newsom was in a social media dispute with Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene this week. The issue centered around Pride-related merchandise offered by the national retail chain, Target. On Monday, Gov. Newsom publicly criticized Target's CEO, Brian Cornell, for what he perceived as the retailer's effort to de-emphasize or eliminate certain items within their Pride collection. This collection, which traditionally appears in anticipation of June's Pride Month, a period recognized by the LGBT community, was allegedly limited at specific Target locations. Newsom tweeted: "CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage. This isn't just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country. Wake up America. This doesn't stop here." [tweet_embed]May 26, 2023[/tweet_embed] He further suggested that this could begin a broader pattern, potentially affecting other marginalized groups, adding: "You're black? You're Asian? You're Jewish? You're a woman? You're next." On Tuesday, Representative Greene, who had not previously commented on Target's product assortment, responded to Newsom's statements. She tweeted: "No one is attacking the gay community Gavin. They don't want their children forcefully exposed to the radical side of pride with 'tuck it' and 'binding' children's clothes and messaging while simply shopping at Target. We don't support your California child genital mutilation industry. As a matter of fact, I want to end it." [tweet_embed]May 26, 2023[/tweet_embed] The following day, Gov. Newsom responded to Greene's comments, referring to a post by the representative in which she had speculated on using concentrated energy or laser beams as potential causes of wildfire outbreaks in California. He asked, "Are you the space laser person?" Target, which has been offering a Pride collection every summer since 2012, currently includes more than 2,000 items in this category. The range encompasses apparel, lighting, books, and furniture, among other things.