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Target Announces They Are Removing Shane Dawson's Books Amid Backlash

Target is no longer going to be stocking Shane Dawson‘s books.

The retail giant announced on Tuesday (June 30) that they are removing I Hate Myselfie and It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays from their stores amid backlash against the YouTuber for past videos containing problematic content, including racist jokes, blackface and the sexualizing of minors.

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“We’re committed to creating an experience in which all guests feel welcomed and respected,” Target said in a statement to WWD.

At the same time, YouTube also announced that Shane‘s channels were being demonetized amid the backlash.

Shane issued an apology video days before to mixed reaction, and he has become the subject of controversy once again after Tati Westbrook uploaded a video alleging that he “weaponized” her along with Jeffree Star against James Charles. Here’s what she said…

Target Puts a Pause On In-Store Returns To Protect Workers

Target is still open for the time being amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the retail giant is taking precautions to protect its’ employees.

The store announced that they’ll be suspending in-store returns across the country in an effort to protect employees and customers.

“To be extra cautious, Target will stop accepting in-store product returns and exchanges for the next three weeks,” CEO Brian Cornell said in the statement. “But don’t worry if you have a return that expires during that period, because we’ll still honor them three weeks past the holding period.”

Target is also postponing development on a few other company projects including new store openings.

Store employees are also being asked to refrain from handling customers’ reusable bags, offering paper or plastic ones instead and waiving any local fees.

You are still able to use your own eco-friendly reusable bags, but will be asked to pack the bags themselves.

Another retailer has opened up about what their customers are buying at the moment during the pandemic.

Target Will Invest $300 Million Into its Workers During Pandemic

Target has announced that the company will be investing more than $300 million into its workers to help families throughout the current health crisis.

The money will go to “added wages, a new paid leave program, bonus payouts and relief fund contributions.”

All full-time and part-time hourly team members in stores and distribution centers will “receive a $2-per-hour wage increase through at least May 2.” Also, any employees who are 65 or older pregnant, or have underlying medical conditions have access to paid leave for up to 30 days if they prefer not to work.

“With each passing day, it’s clearer how indispensable our team is to communities across the country as our guests cope with the coronavirus,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. “Increasing their compensation for a job incredibly well done and ensuring continued compensation for those who need to care for themselves and their families is a reflection of our company’s values and simply the right thing to do.”

Target and the Target Foundation are also giving $10 million to expand relief and assistance to our team members, as well as local, national and global organizations responding to the pandemic.