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Man poses as Target rep and pulls off the greatest troll job ever on angry conservatives

After Target announced that they would be making their toy section “gender neutral,” there was quite an angry response from shoppers, who took to the retail giant’s Facebook page to voice their displeasure.

After Target announced that they would be making their toy section “gender neutral,” there was quite an angry response from shoppers, who took to the retail giant’s Facebook page to voice their displeasure.

That’s where an opportunistic Mike Melgaard came in. Posing as an official Target customer service account, Melgaard pulled off one of the greatest troll jobs ever, fielding complaints from customers railing against the “progressive liberals” at Target for their “political correctness.”

From Gizmodo:

All Melgaard needed to fuel outrage and confusion was a Facebook account he created called Ask ForHelp that sported Target’s bullseye logo. Ask ForHelp was obviously not verified, but most people didn’t care, interacting with Melgaard and growing increasingly irate as he trolled their gender neutral hatin’ ways. Ars Technica points out that “rather than checking for a verified blue checkmark,” they believed that Ask ForHelp was legit at first glance and sought repeatedly to report him to Target overlords. When Melgaard screencapped his shenanigans and posted them to Facebook, the prank went viral.

It was a beautiful sight to behold:

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Melgaard’s trolling apparently lasted 16 hours before numerous reports got him shut down.

“I definitely side with Target and support their decision wholeheartedly,” he said. “That being said, this was, for me, more about the laughs. I absolutely love satirical humor, and I think America could use a little more laughter.”

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  1. Sharon

    August 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Just Great Mike! All those idiots have to be told what toy is for a girl and which one for a boy?If they can’t even tell the difference without being told, (about a Toy) how are they supposed to elect a President?
    Oh,that’s right… They are all a bunch ofand obey the(FOX!).

  2. Sandra

    August 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    hahahaha…hilarious

  3. micky

    August 16, 2015 at 2:45 am

    hilarious

  4. Merry

    August 16, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Sharon….. that would be the democratic schooling system.

  5. sammi

    August 16, 2015 at 5:08 am

    mike as long as you stop stripping for old dudes its a good thing!

  6. Frank Atkisson

    August 17, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Bahaha. What a bunch of clowns. Well done, Mike.

  7. Christian Econ

    August 17, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Hilarious! But wow it’s disturbing how many Murica weirdos there are out there.

  8. Kerry

    August 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I know this guy mike. He’s sick, sad excuse for a human. He is a troll and messes with girls online because he can’t get one in real life. Just look at his picture. Enough said.

  9. Amanda

    August 17, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    This is great! Enjoyed the humor!

  10. John

    August 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Not sure how this relates to angry conservatives. Stupid people perhaps, but then maybe that’s redundant.

  11. Mike Croghan

    August 18, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    VERY well done! You have my admiration, sir. Bigots and the terminally stupid HATE having their real attitudes shown in public. Their anger is not at Target – or even you (maybe a little). What they thought was their private bigotry and false sense of Christian superiority being publicly shared using their own words. Thanks for the lesson AND the laughs!

  12. texxs

    August 19, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Facebook was complicit in this. It’s hard to get your page in the search results on Facebook, and he did it in a day? BS. Also notice he does have the blue “verified” check mark. and notice he used the name “Target” “Not “ask for help” as the article says.

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