#BoycottTarget petition renewed after man arrested for recording girls in Target dressing room

The American Family Association (AFA) has renewed its call to #BoycottTarget after a man was reportedly arrested for recording girls trying clothes on in a dressing room at the store's branch in Bedford, New Hampshire.

(Reuters/Mike Blake)A newly constructed Target store is shown in San Diego, California, May 17, 2016.

Last week, 22-year-old Zachery Bishop was arrested by the Bedford Police Department following reports that a man was videotaping young girls undressing inside Target's dressing room. In response to the report, AFA president Tim Wildmon released a statement calling on the 1.3 million people who have already signed the #BoycottTarget petition to invite one person each to sign it also, The Christian Post details.

"Over the Independence Day holiday and throughout the month of July, we're asking all those who have signed the #BoycottTarget pledge to work diligently to get just one other person in their circle of influence to sign it as well," said Wildmon in his statement. "We want to give another boost to the boycott against Target's unsafe and family unfriendly bathroom and fitting room policy."

AFA members argue that Target has become unsafe for children after the company implemented new transgender bathroom policies that allow men to use women's bathrooms and dressing rooms. However, Target CEO Brian Cornell maintains that the company is committed to ensuring a safe shopping environment for its staff and customers. He also explained last month that Target stores just want to make sure that all their guests feel welcome.

During Target's annual shareholder meeting last month, several audience members had expressed concern over the new transgender bathroom and fitting-room policies. The company's stock price has been down by 18 percent for seven weeks now, but Target executives maintained that the #BoycottTarget petition has nothing to do with the plunge, The Washington Times relays.

Despite the #BoycottTarget petition, the decreasing stock price and a heated national debate on the issue, Target executives expressed no regret over the implementation of the transgender bathroom policy.