Target strikes back over Lady Gaga ending relationship Lady Gaga recently decided to end her business relationship with Target over LGBT issues, but now the company is hitting back at her.

Target is revealing that they believe she had no reason to end the relationship, states the New York Daily News.

“We were very surprised and disappointed by the statements made by Lady Gaga’s organization related to her partnership with Target … Target remains committed to the LGBT community as demonstrated by our contributions to various LGBT organizations,” Target said about their changes.

Gaga reportedly ended the relationship due to the company still not supporting the LGBT community with certain political donations.

Do you think Lady Gaga was right to end the relationship or was Target changing?

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  • March 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Idk lol but Gaga looks hot in that pic

  • March 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    Not only did Target NOT change its behavior or increase its support for local LGBT communities, as required in order to qualify for the exclusive deal, but the day Gaga called off her deal, Target had just filed a national lawsuit against an LGBT group collecting petition signatures for same-sex marriages on public property near Target storefronts. Apparently Target’s legal beagles didn’t read the WBC ruling or they would have known these people had every legal right to do what they were doing but sued anyway. And then they claim to be surprised that Gaga dropped her offer? Gaga was absolutely correct to cancel the deal because Target not only failed to keep their half of the bargain but went out of its way to try to stop a group from fighting for equality. No tears from me. And no more shopping at Target either

  • March 13, 2011 | Permalink |

    @windrider2 – not sure where you get your info from, but if you read the interview with Billboard, Target has already earmarked half a mil this year to GLBT causes in addition to everything else they’ve already done for our community (support of PFLAG, Out & Equal, Minnesota AIDS Walk, Red Ribbon Ride, Bridge for Youth, Project 515, Reaching Out MBA Conference, Pride… the list goes on). Then there’s all of the stuff that they do for team members. HRC – according to their own rating system – gave Target a perfect score several years running because of all of this work and community support.

    Can they be better? Sure. But before you start tearing them down, you might want to make sure you’ve got all of your facts in order as Target was giving back to our community long before it was the popular thing to do.

  • March 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    They can throw scraps to LGBT orgs – and yes, their policies are “decent” (in that they meet the lowest level of what should be a given anyway) – but Target isn’t fooling anyone with some common sense and a computer.

    They want the gay dollar, but don’t want to actually do anything of substance. $500,000 after the hatred they helped spread is like putting a Band-Aid on an amputated leg. They won’t be getting my money.

  • March 14, 2011 | Permalink |

    Target is playing both sides – they give to bigots and to LGBT’s wanting equal rights. don’t shop there.

  • March 16, 2011 | Permalink |

    @Jason The $500,000 you reference is not something that Target just decided they better start doing in 2011 because of a donation made to a PAC last year. They’ve been donating to GLBT causes for many years! Just do a quick Google search and you’ll see that Target has been giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to GLBT causes for years.

    As for calling their policies “decent” – HRC gave them a perfect score (according to their own rating system) for several years running. Compare that to some of the other big retailers out there and you’ll quickly see that it’s hardly the “lowest level.” I won’t even mention the other big retailer out there that received a score of 40 – yes 40 out of 100 – on the HRC rating system.

    I love your reference to “anyone with some common sense and a computer” – I agree! If folks looked at the whole story versus buying into the sensational headlines, they’d see that Target has been giving back to our community for many, many years. I appreciate the support and look forward to it continuing for many years to come.

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