Ulta Beauty Turns Off Comments, Stands By Offensive Transgender Video That Triggered Boycott Calls

Students at McLean High School in McLean, Va., walk out of classes Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.  Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on district policies for transgender students that would roll back some accommodations.  (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)

At a glance

  • Ulta Beauty is working overtime to shut up their critics and standing by an offensive transgender video on “girlhood” and motherhood that triggered calls to boycott the makeup supply chain.
  • A company podcast episode titled “The Beauty of Girlhood with Dylan Mulvaney” featured biologically male transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney and hosted David Lopez, a “gender-fluid” hairdresser, speaking about female issues.
  • “The premise of ‘The Beauty Of…’ [podcast] is to feature conversations that widen the lens surrounding traditional beauty standards,” Ulta said in a statement further defending the episode.

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