Tell Dillard's Department Store to Stop Supporting Racist Anti-Abortion Billboards
  • Petitioned Julie Bull

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Communications, Dillard's
Julie Bull
Store Manager, Memorial City Dillard's
Stephen Brophy
Executive Vice President, Dillard's
Drue Matheny
President, Dillard's & Co.
Keith King
Senior Vice President, Dillard's
James Freeman

Tell Dillard's Department Store to Stop Supporting Racist Anti-Abortion Billboards

    1. Shelby Knox
    2. Petition by

      Shelby Knox

      New York, NY

The Memorial City Texas location of southern department store giant Dillard's is set to sponsor an April fundraiser for Heroic Media, the company behind a series of racist anti-abortion billboards popping up across the country.

One of Heroic Media’s billboards features an image of a Black child next to the words, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” Some include a phone number for a crisis pregnancy center, which are ideologically driven, non-medical outfits that use misinformation and scare tactics to convince women not to choose abortion.

According to a report at The American Independent, Dillard's will outfit 10 Heroic Media supporters in nautical-themed outfits for a fashion show fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward erecting the controversial, race-baiting billboards in the Houston area.

Dillard's Memorial City store manager Stephen Brophy claims the choice to sponsor the event isn’t ideologically motivated. “We try to not get too political,” Brophy told The American Independent. “We’re about fashion. We try to appeal to the masses.”

Heroic Media’s billboards are not about fashion – they are about using a racist message that insinuates Black women are ill-equipped to make choices about their bodies and are, by their very existence, dangerous. Heroic Media’s billboards are not for the masses, either. Last month, a billboard purchased by Life Always – owned by the founder of Heroic Media – sporting the same race-baiting message was erected in New York City and taken down almost immediately due to an outcry from the community.

Sign the petition to tell Dillard's to cancel their sponsorship of the Heroic Media fundraiser immediately.

 

 

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    2. Alex DiBranco
      Petition Organizer

      Feministing calls attention to Dillard's sponsorship of Heroic Media:

    3. Reached 2 signatures
    4. Shelby Knox
      Senior Campaigner

      Black reproductive rights groups speak out against Dillard’s sponsorship of anti-abortion rights fundraiser:

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    • C H BLUE BELL, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Seriously? That billboard is moronic.

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    • MELISSA STURGIS MIAMI, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      HOW COULD THESE PEOPLE AT DILLARDS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE THIS KIND OF BILLBOARD PUT UP IN THE COMMUNITY OF BLACK PEOPLE? THIS SHOULD BE ILLIGAL TO DO.

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    • Caitlin McGee KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      I am completely anti-abortion, however this is an extremely racist billboard and I am also completely against racism, therefore these billboards must go.

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    • Fuck You Baby Killers DEATHVILLE, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Abortion is the absolute worst thing that a person can do. Stop slaughtering innocent humans

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    • Wanda Boyer VICTORIA, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Women deserve the right to make choices about their body and reproductive organs. Furthermore, insinuations based on outdated and offensive racial stereotyping have no place in society. This billboard campaign is doubly heinous!

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