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BREAKING NEWS: Macy’s Pulls Pride Mannequins

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A mannequin with a rainbow flag wrapped around its waist (pictured at right) has incited the wrath of some group of anti-gay nutballs in Boston who decided to flood Macy’s, the creators of the display, with angry phone calls, blathering about how “offended” they were. The mannequins were part of a window display listing the events for Boston Pride, and after listening to the screaming of these intolerant dummies, Macy’s officials made the brilliant decision to remove the mannequins, simultaneously giving weight to conservative fringe politics and insulting the entire gay community.

Not they we encourage boycotts without due cause, but we never liked Macy’s anyway. Hello, Bloomingdale’s Barney’s, Sears, and TJ Maxx.

If you’d like to give Macy’s a piece of your mind, contact them here or call their corporate offices at 513.579.7000.

Pride and prejudice: Macy’s yanks gay display, blasted by both sides [Boston Herald]

By:           frank
On:           Jun 7, 2006
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  • 12 Comments
    • Dan
      Dan

      Bloomingdale’s is part of the Macy’s family… if we are boycotting Macy’s, please do not shop there either.

      Jun 7, 2006 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      For a store that is closing many outlets in the region, and removing our “beloved” Filene’s from the local landscape, it seems like a crazy tactic with the rise of Target, H&M, and other department store alternatives. Go here to “Tell Them What You Think” of their actions – http://www1.macys.com/service/contact.jsp

      Jun 7, 2006 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew Buko
      Andrew Buko

      I work one block from there. My boyfriend and I are going to walk over during my lunch break and hang posters on the windows. I’ll send you all pictures this afternoon.

      Jun 7, 2006 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank
      Frank

      Thanks for the correction, Dan. They’ve really forced our hand, in that case. Barney’s it is!

      Jun 7, 2006 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dean
      Dean

      Towleroad.com also mentioned this and has provided contact information in the comments for you to contact Macy’s directly.

      Jun 7, 2006 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will
      Will

      Thanks for posting this. I am SO APPALLED.

      Here is the Direct Number to Federated Stores Corporate Office in new England.

      513.579.7000

      Jun 7, 2006 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will
      Will

      Federated Corporate does not seem to be answering its phones in Ohio. (I hope because we are complaining.) here is a list of Federated Store Numbers in the USA.

      FEDERATED CORPORATE
      7 West Seventh Street
      Cincinnati, OH 45202
      513-579-7000
      151 West 34th Street
      New York, NY 10001

      FEDERATED LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS
      500 Meadowlands Parkway
      Secaucus, NJ 07094
      201-863-3250

      FEDERATED SYSTEMS GROUP (FSG)
      5985 State Bridge Road
      Duluth, GA 30097
      678-474-2000

      FINANCIAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND CREDIT SERVICES (FACS) GROUP
      9111 Duke Boulevard
      Mason, OH 45040
      513-398-5221

      MACY’S CORPORATE MARKETING
      151 West 34th Street
      New York, NY 10001
      212-494-3412

      MACY’S EAST
      151 W. 34th Street
      New York, NY 10001
      212-695-4400

      Credit Inquiries: 800-972-4243
      Customer Service: 800-526-1202
      Public Relations: 212-494-3893
      Human Resources:
      Executive 212-494-5337
      Store Line 212-494-7418
      Marketing/Advertising: 212-494-1963
      Bridal Registry: 800-44-WEDDING

      MACY’S FLORIDA
      22 East Flagler Street
      Miami, FL 33131
      305-835-5151

      Credit Inquiries: 800-533-2304
      Customer Service: 305-835-5000
      Marketing/Advertising: 305-577-1858
      Media Relations: 305-577-1858
      Human Resources: 305-577-6727
      Bridal Registry: 800-878-9783

      MACY’S HOME STORE
      11 Penn Plaza
      New York, NY 10001

      MACY’S MERCHANDISING GROUP (MMG)
      11 Penn Plaza
      New York, NY 10001
      212-494-6000

      MACY’S MIDWEST
      601 Olive St.
      St. Louis, MO 63101
      314-342-6300

      MACY’S NORTH
      700 Nicolet Mall
      Minneapolis, MN 55401
      612-375-2200

      MACY’S NORTHWEST
      Third Avenue and Pine Street
      Seattle, WA 98181
      206-506-2121

      Customer Service/Credit Inquiries: 206-506-6000
      Marketing/Advertising: 206-506-7500
      Media Relations: 206-506-7901
      Human Resources: 206-506-7237
      Bridal Registry: 800-638-9656

      MACY’S SOUTH
      223 Perimeter Center Parkway
      Atlanta, GA 30346
      770-913-4000
      Credit / Customer Service Inquiries:
      Rich’s-Macy’s: 800-241-0488
      Lazarus-Macy’s: 800-654-2813
      Goldsmith’s-Macy’s: 800-762-5856
      Human Resources: 770-913-4552
      Marketing/Advertising: 770-913-5140
      Media Relations: 770-913-4439
      Bridal Registry: 800-777-BRIDES

      MACY’S WEST
      50 O’Farrell Street
      San Francisco, CA 94102
      415-397-3333

      Customer Service/Credit Inquiries: 800-877-2655
      Human Resources: 415-954-6671
      Marketing/Advertising: 415-393-3475
      Media Relations: 415-393-3455
      Bridal Registry: 800-701-7112

      MACYS.COM
      170 O’Farrell Street
      San Francisco, CA 94102
      415-397-3333

      Jun 7, 2006 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chuck
      chuck

      I’m glad they pulled the mannequins. Come on! A flag wrapped around its waist and belted, that was poor taste and judgement.

      Jun 7, 2006 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will
      Will

      Chuck. Remember that when they pull any rights you have because some bigots complained.

      Jun 7, 2006 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chuck
      chuck

      I don’t disagree with the politics. But, bad display is bad display and should be changed. From what I know Federated is very supportive of diversity. Chastising them over a bad display isn’t exactly fair.

      Jun 7, 2006 at 8:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chuck
      chuck

      As a gay man I found it somewhat offensive as well. I don’t want to be portrayed as wearing any flag. Again, bad taste/judgement. I found it to be pandering to the media that likes to provide “extreme” coverage of our pride events. But, in this case, Federated at least tried to have a Pride window. Sorry they fucked up by that bad flag skirt..arrgghhh Let’s not boycott a company that is supportive in so many ways by bad judgement from a display queen on a fucking tacky window display. I say fire the display queen! What was she thinking!

      Jun 7, 2006 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay
      Jay

      I think the last couple of posts are missing the point, it’s not about wether or not the display looked good or not. It’s about not standing by and letting hetro bigots have all the rights. Boo to you superficial queens who miss the real point of pride.

      Jun 8, 2006 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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