Ms Rachel faces one other boycott over Pride assertion | EUROtoday

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Conservative activists have known as for a boycott in opposition to the favored on-line kids’s entertainer Ms Rachel for posting a video in help of Pride Month.

“Happy Pride to all of our wonderful families and friends,” stated Rachel Accurso, who is understood to her roughly 10m YouTube subscribers as Ms Rachel, in a short TikTook video on Saturday.

“This month and every month I celebrate you. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m so glad you’re exactly who you are.

“To those that are going to remark they can not watch the present anymore due to this help: no worries, and far love your manner, God bless. I’m not chasing fame or views; I’m standing sturdy in love.”

That was apparently enough to incense anti-LGBTQ campaigners such as Matt Walsh and Chaya Raichik, the professional poster behind Libs of TikTok, who called for like-minded parents to scrub Ms Rachel from their screens.

“This is a message to conservative mother and father. She doesn’t need your enterprise. You ought to reply accordingly,” said Walsh, who has released his own children’s book mocking transgender kids and compared trans healthcare providers to “Nazi scientists.”

“Doing my half to unfold consciousness so mother and father know what Ms Rachel stands for! She says she doesn’t need your enterprise should you don’t subscribe to the kid mutilation cult,” said Raichik, whose posts spotlighting queer-friendly teachers, hospitals, and businesses have frequently been linked to bomb threats and harassment.

Far-right influencer Jack Posobiec claimed that Accurso “desires to show your youngsters homosexual,” while anti-abortion activist Lila Rose urged her followers to “shield” their children from Accurso’s views.

Ms Rachel attends a Sesame Street benefit gala on May 29, 2024. She is now facing conservative criticism for her post to start Pride month.
Ms Rachel attends a Sesame Street benefit gala on May 29, 2024. She is now facing conservative criticism for her post to start Pride month. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Other social media users said they would boycott Accurso, while some called her a “baby predator” and a “groomer.”

Accurso, 41, previously faced attacks and calls for a boycott from some parents last March over her work with non-binary musician Jules Hoffman, who uses gender-neutral pronouns.

Afterwards, Accurso told followers she was taking a temporary break from TikTok to protect her mental health.

“Hurtful movies and feedback, irrespective of how a lot consideration they get, won’t convey you what you need. Only love can do this,” she said, referencing Martin Luther King Jr’s famous maxim that “hate can’t drive out hate.”

In an apparent response video posted on Monday morning, Accurso said: “I’ve shared prayers on right here earlier than, and stated ‘God bless’, and that is as a result of my religion is actually vital to me.

“It’s also the reason why I love every neighbor… everyone belongs, everyone’s welcome, everyone is treated with empathy and respect.

“[Jesus] does not say ‘love each neighbor, besides’… I stand with everybody; that is who I’m. And the love again, and the ‘God bless’ should you disagree, is real.”