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]

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12 Comments

  • Dan

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Frank

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

  • Dean

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • chuck

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

  • Will

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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