Lady Gaga dumps Target over anti-gay donations
Target coverage on Blotter
Frank Ocean has just released arguably the hottest R&B album of the year in Channel Orange, but don't go looking for it at your local Target store. The Minnesota-based chain has unwisely decided not to stock the title by the jaw-droppingly talented singer who emerged from the the Odd Future hip-hop collective in Los Angeles to stardom. He's written songs for Justin Bieber and Beyonce, and collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West on their Watch the Throne album.
This move looks gross because Ocean recently publicly announced he is gay on his Tumblr page, even if it was a business decision.
You may remember Target made questionable political donations to MN Forward, a PAC that supported anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer during the 2010 election angered Lady Gaga last year. There are several reasons why this is a stupid move, though.