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Target Makes a “Troll” Facebook Post of Its Own After Gender Neutrality Controversy

Did Target just tip its hat to the man who trolled their Facebook page earlier this week?On Wednesday, we posted about how Mike Melgaard, a self described troll, took it upon himself to play customer service agent following the conservative outrage over Target ditching gender segregation in their toy and bedding aisles.Mike, a.k.a. “Ask ForHelp,” posed as the retailer and created quite a comedic stir while shutting down the haters.Shortly after Mike’s stunt went viral, Target posted this on Facebook:

Did Target just tip its hat to the man who trolled their Facebook page earlier this week?

On Wednesday, we posted about how Mike Melgaard, a self described troll, took it upon himself to play customer service agent following the conservative outrage over Target ditching gender segregation in their toy and bedding aisles.

Mike, a.k.a. “Ask ForHelp,” posed as the retailer and created quite a comedic stir while shutting down the haters.

Shortly after Mike’s stunt went viral, Target posted this on Facebook:

We’re picking up what you’re putting down, Target.

Looks like the post got some support from a special fan, too:

No word yet if there will be a special edition Facebook Troll.

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