Ulta Beauty faces a boycott call after inviting controversial transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney to a podcast on ‘Girls’ Generation’.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Ulta Beauty invited Dylan Mulvaney to a recent episode of the podcast series Joy Of Girlhood to reveal her transition with host and celebrity hairstylist David Lopez.
The two also discussed a variety of topics, including their respective journeys in the LGBTQ community. However, during the interview, Mulvaney detailed some of the things that triggered the avalanche of transphobia vitriol on the internet.
She said, ‘Now I know I can find love, I know I can still be an actor, I know I can have a family. I want to be a mother someday. And I absolutely can.’
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— Ultra Beauty (@ultabeauty) October 13, 2022
‘So the narrative still has a long way to go,’ said the actress, ‘because I didn’t even know if those things could reach me when I was mourning Boy Dylan.’
She continued, ‘There is a lot of shame and a lot of stigma. It was strange because I had transgender thoughts and knew I was trans. But I had a transphobia of myself.’
Mulvaney’s comments were considered misogynistic, and users online called for a boycott of the beauty giant.
Conversation is one of the important ways to develop beauty. The intersection of gender identities is subtle, and David and Dylan acknowledge themselves within the episode. No matter how someone identifies, they deserve our respect. (2/2)
— Ultra Beauty (@ultabeauty) October 16, 2022
Social Media Users Blame Ulta Beauty
Several clients of Ulta Beauty have used social media to diss the company that featured Dylan Mulvaney in the episode.
They allege that the 25-year-old influencer stole femininity and wore it as a costume.
Ulta boycott time https://t.co/onV0IH8WIi
— Larue Law (@LarueLaws6) October 16, 2022
One user said, ‘Why don’t you wear women? We’re your main target market, aren’t we?’
Another netizen said, ‘Stop trolling women @Ultabeauty’ You can hide the reply, but you can’t hide your contempt for women.”
Add Ulta to my boycott list. ✔
— sandpiper1214 🇺🇸 (@Sandrateter4) October 17, 2022
Another user said, ‘Now is the time to boycott WOKE companies. Women should boycott Ulta Beauty after a cosmetics giant released an episode of an “offensive” podcast featuring two adult men discussing “girliness” and gender identity.
The extremes of misogyny. Boycott Ulta. https://t.co/J7MacSThSf
— Definition for Katherine Rosen #MalkiRoth (@10pillar) October 15, 2022
Meanwhile, someone else said, ‘A woman’s face is HATE. It harms women and girls. Report Ulta here for hateful content (harmful stereotypes and metaphors). Then click the link to go to YouTube, downvote and report it. This creepy, abusive, misogynistic and pedophile behavior must stop.’
Boycott Ulta This has gone too far. These men will never know what it is to be a woman. https://t.co/MN7aXMVg75
— Cybersnake (@sekhmet1975) October 16, 2022
So should Ulta Beauty ignore women (actual biological women) and “requests” they don’t respect should “respect” men of our gender?
Are you kidding me? 🙄🙄
Congratulations to Ulta’s new customer base👇👇👇👇
Will Happy Boycott!#boycott https://t.co/3Bh0oDWkOF pic.twitter.com/mG0IZQq44P
— Ziva (@zivaspeaks_ziva) October 16, 2022
Well, it’s time for women in WOKE companies to boycott Ulta Beauty after the cosmetics giant released an episode of an “insulting” podcast featuring two adult men discussing “girliness” and gender identity.
“I want to be a mother someday, I can absolutely do it!” https://t.co/4w50LID2GR
— Albanian Refugee ~ Proud American (@DefectedCommun1) October 16, 2022