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Target Responds To Lady GaGa!

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In response to the news yesterday that Lady GaGa had dissolved her partnership with Target over disagreements about their policy on giving political donations, the company has released the following statement:

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, our recently established Policy Committee to review our political giving and our respectful, inclusive workplace environment.

Thank you for your patience.

Target

Hmm…well, what they say is one thing, but seriously doubt that she would just pull out of the deal without having good reason to!

What do U think is going on here exactly?? Thoughts??

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86 comments to “Target Responds To Lady GaGa!”

  1. JNYC says – reply to this


    1

    Well, it's still available for pre-order on the website. If she is pulling out of the deal wouldn't her people have already contacted Target to pull the item for pre-order??? Not sure what's going on here, but it's fishy.



  2. 2

    'seriously doubt that she would just pull out of the deal without having good reason'
    Really, Perez? Why? Because she is a stable and savvy business woman? Or maybe just an attention getting idiot that loves attention. Hmmm…I go with the later. You are so dogmatic about gay issues you can't see straight sometimes. You do not have the ability to use cognitive thinking and you get all warped.



  3. 3

    Who knows! Maybe target is like you Perez and just goes both ways to use to his or her advantage. Just like how you used the word fa**ot when it came to your advantage of pissing someone off. And therefor I'm surprised GaGa would break this deal with Target considering she is friends with the likes of you. Way hypocritical!!!



  4. 4

    She pulled out bcuz she's an ass…you can't criticize from the outside so she lost her influence there…too bad…she cudda made a difference.



  5. 5

    FUCK OFF!!

    Remove your head from her ass for one minute



  6. 6

    As far as I know, last year Target made a $150,000 donation to MN Forward and theis matter was discussed, criticized and dissected by the media. LAST YEAR. I'm not aware of any "new" scandal of that type.

    Didn't Gaga know about it? Is she really THAT stupid?

    For someone who is SO involved with the gay cause… she surely is misinformed.

    UNLESS, she knew about it when she signed that exclusivity contratct with Target and BREAKING the contract when her song still is #1 is just a GREAT way to keep her name on the headlines, right?

    What a cheap publicity stunt!

    This is a failed attepmt to look politically involved Gaga, the Target scandal was last year. You are just afraid of suffering any backlash from the community you are using to sell your shitty ripped-off contemporary pop music to.



  7. 7

    I bet this whole fiasco was planned from the beginning so Lady Gaga could claim herself as the "savior of the gays", so the media and gays would be all kike "Look at amazing, kind, and charitable Lady Gaga stading up for her gays"

    marketing whore.



  8. 8

    She is clearly backtracking because of all the backlash she got. If anyone did a little research they would know that everything Target made in that statement is true. Still a green score with the HRC for 2011. Hmmmmm.



  9. 9

    I can't stand Lady Gaga. Her music is okay, but she's just too over the top, a Madonna wannabe. She's overexposed (literally) just as much as Glee is overexposed.



  10. 10

    I like how all of the sudden Perez became a Savvy business man lmao. Perez would believe Lady gaga over anyone… there could be cold hard facts in front of him and he'd still believe her. She could murder someone right in front of her and he'd still think she was innocent.. "uh she slipped and fell on that knife… 3 times" I



  11. 11

    Publicity maybe?



  12. 12

    well then mario, dont you know the reason your wifey pulled out?



  13. 13

    If it meant more publicity for her to dissasociate of course she would do that



  14. 14

    Target is infinitely than Gaga & will always be.
    Period.
    I



  15. 15

    Yes, because she NEVER does anything for publicity.



  16. 16

    Re: YouKnowNothing – agree! Well said!



  17. 17

    Sounds to me like a way to bring attention to her and gay issues..We GET it !and I myself and tired of it being PUSHED ALL over the place. People can make their own decisions on these issues without being called names and blackmailed into it.
    I will be shopping at Target more often now. They said they contributed and that's good enough for me.



  18. 18

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what happened. All the public outcry by fans of her hypocrisy. So what was fine before became her making more demands to prove she wasn't all talk.



  19. 19

    seh probably got a better deal elsewhere and is using as an excuse — $$ rules



  20. 20

    I can't stand her. Talk about someone exploiting the LGBT community. She is unoriginal. She tries too hard. It's been done honey. Move along. I don't understand how so many people don't see through her.



  21. 21

    Miracle wheep made a paid appearance in the "telephone" video. Miracle Whip is owned by Kraft Foods, which donates almost exclusively to Republican candidates –including several who have gotten scores of 0 by Equality California, an organization whose mission it is "to ensure and promote dignity, safety and equality for all of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Californians."

    So did Chevrolet whose parent company contributed primarily to social conservatives, including House Whip Eric Cantor, who voted yes on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, and voted no on enforcing specific punishments for anti-gay hate crimes.

    Gaga is a whore ONLY looking for publicity. Talk about this Perez.



  22. 22

    Re: YouKnowNothing
    If there was no new scandal, then why would she be afraid of suffering a backlash? Why were some gay rights activists criticizing her in 2011 for selling at Target if Target scandals are so last year? Obviously she knows more than you're pretending to.



  23. 23

    Re: geeztoomuchdrama – I will PUSH my lifestyle on you. As you PUSh your nasty HETERO lifestyle on me! I don't want to see girls making out with guys and I don't want to walk through the mall and see hetero couples holding hands! Makes me gag.



  24. 24

    Re: YouKnowNothing – It's clear you know nothing.



  25. 25

    Re: Barbb143 – Stop using words you don't understand.



  26. 26

    What a gaudy picture, urgh!!! Look at the lipstick, she doesn't know how to apply it or a blunder by her makeup artist? Anyway, she looks shabby.

    I don't really thin Target cares for Gaga so much because they are a solid brand. You know, stars come and go but such brands would be always alive and kicking. Target gets more mileage by Target Chip Ganassi team than Gaga's help so it shouldn't be a big deal minus a few articles in the media. What say guys?

    BTW, some one wrote, is Perez a gay?



  27. 27

    Re: Starlit

    @Maybe target is like you Perez and just goes both ways to use to his or her advantage.

    I didn't get your point. Target is a giant corporation. If one Gaga goes then it shouldn't matter much to them. Artists and Ads always change as the time goes. Actually, companies like Target are like huge trees under which many take shelter and rest. Hope am understood.



  28. 28

    Re: toyboy25 – I don't ever use this meme, but you are obviously pressed. XD Attacking people not even talking to you! LOL



  29. 29

    Re: toyboy25 – Who, by the way.. are making extremely legitimate arguments.



  30. 30

    This whole situation is completely transparent for anyone with a brain. This is a publicity stunt. However, it appears to be backfiring on this tranny. I still am wondering why, if she is such a gay advocate, and if this bothered her so much when she made the Target deal, why make it at all? As a previous poster said, she now wants to appear to be the savior of the gays, when in fact she should have never made this deal in the first place if she was so bothered by Target's political donations.



  31. 31

    Who cares??I not that stuped to buy the album ligal soo I don't give a fuck about it cuzz money is short this days and I don't giving my $$ to unesesary things.

  32. fugzy says – reply to this


    32

    Everyone made such excellent points. PLEASE stop showing that damn picture. it's absolutely horrid!! Don't she get it? It's all been done! insted of suing gaga ice cream or whatever the fuck. Grace Jones should sue gaga's ass for ripping her costumes off. Tori amos should sue her every time she lifts heg up on on her piano while shes playing. she admitted on 60 minutes she's a master at the art of fame, she studied it. I cannot believe there are so many stupid people out there. she's not your "wifey" she uses you loser. she's addicted to attention. she used that adorable little girl from winnepeg for attention for that shitty song and had here preform at her show so when the cameras where on here she could shed some "tears" and scream over that girls beautiful voice. gaga can only hit on note , i dont know what people are talking about when they go on about her talent. all she does if fucking moan with ten pounds of make up on the billboard she calls a face, and put some fucking pants or a skirt on, oh yeah, suddenly less effective huh?



  33. 33

    Lady gaga is a blatant liar and she has a lot of people fooled into believing she actually cares about them.



  34. 34

    she obviously planned this right from the beginning - didnt we ALL KNOW that when she partnered up with them in the first place? She wants this to be her Madonna/Pepsi relationship… I am so tired of her… I think Target should get some recognition for their attempt to do the right thing with the gay and lesbian community… I also believe that someone like GAGA who is supposed to be the ultimate gay community supporter should have done her homework BEFORE partnering up with them… Why dont we as a community, support the people in the entertainment industry who DESERVE our support rather than throwing out $ at this hot, coked up MESS???



  35. 35

    marilyn manson?



  36. 36

    Well first of all, I REFUSE TO STOP SHOPPING AT TARGET….especially NOW that this stupid bitch has nothing to do with them….

    Lady GaGa sucks….



  37. 37

    What do I think is going on here?? I'm going to go with PUBLICITY STUNT



  38. 38

    Target was one of the first companies to give benefits to gay couples. Gaga's They made a political donation to a guy who is against gay marriage. So what, that wasn't the reason they did it.

    Gaga will now run to walmart who trust me is a million times worse then target on everything.



  39. 39

    She pulled out because she got called out by her "gays" for selling out. The tranny thought she could get away with it.



  40. 40

    She probably pulled out because she was getting too much heat over it. I'm sure no matter what Target said would get some of the public to be on their side.



  41. 41

    Re: April 20th – Haha, she has lied from the beginning in interviews, telling mixed things–I gave her a fair chance in the beginning, but I can't stand liars/phonies. This Target business is another example of her so called heroic GLBT efforts not adding up. That's why I don't believe her single really is pushing over a million — really? 3 to times more than everyone else? AND the public reception was so horrible to it? It's bullshit, simply.



  42. 42

    Re: Sissy Burden – There was no Target scandal regarding the gay community in 2011. It happened in 2010, it was publicized everywhere LAST YEAR.

    Even so, gaga decided to sign with them and ONLY canceled her deal because of gay activists pressuring HER - not Target - because of HER decisions on having a special deal with a company that, in its PAST, has made bad decisions regarding the gay community.

    This is pretty easy to understand. Do you need a drawing to make it clearer?



  43. 43

    perez, are you mad at gaga or something? cause you've been posting EXTREMELY ugly pictures of her lately. i mean she's ugly to begin with but in these recent pictures she looks like a straight up dirty hooker!



  44. 44

    I feel like the "everybody has a right to their own opinion" is getting drowned out. You can't make everyone think the exact same things. We're all individuals. Unfortunately, it's going to mean you get a lot of bad stuff in the mix, but you can't sit there and hate someone for supporting something or not supporting something like this. We're all allowed to do as we please, unless it hurts others. You know what I'd REALLY like to see Lady Gaga start protesting? I'd like to see her start helping the women worldwide that are oppressed on a daily basis by there husbands, fathers, communities, governments, etc. The women that are suffering from fistulas in Africa from the mass rapes. That's something that I find more compelling to work towards getting rid of. Read Half the Sky or look it up. You'll understand.



  45. 45

    I don't know much about this lady, but there's a bunch more at stake her about the Target issue.

    When our Supreme Court decided last year that corporations are PEOPLE (they're just like us!) Target immediately began to pump money into political platforms and candidates that are (regardless of "morality)" PRO-business.

    That may sound good, but the bottom line is that they and most every other corporate power want to create a business climate where you and all your friends will find it increasingly difficult to get a job that pays and offers more than Target no matter what your college background. IF….you're lucky.

    People, even Perez-readers should become aware of what's happening to your country while you worry about gah-gah and whether or not she's becoming a bore (she is).



  46. 46

    Re: YouKnowNothing – Yep, she's that stupid.



  47. 47

    wow, she is ugly……. I bet she smells like dog shit



  48. 48

    I think I just love her hair here as always. Can't get over how good it looks, not loving the lipstick though.



  49. 49

    She's an ugly, demented can of tuna. I hope they sever ties completely, so I can still go to Target!



  50. 50

    Re: YouKnowNothing
    And you think just because Target made bad decisions in the past and wrote a fat check to some gay cause last year, that everything since then has been neatly tied up and is now in the past? Unless YOU have some inside information as to what went on during these meetings that no one else has, your theory of what went on, just like everyone elses, is just pure speculation. How about drawng that?



  51. 51

    I interview for a job at Target and they asked me where was I from? I told them I have lived in California my entire life. The guy interviewing me at Target said, "Oh, California, that's where all the FRUITS and NUTS are from!" I did not take the job. True story.



  52. 52

    Ugg, whatever. SO sick of GaGa and am OVER her. She is so annoying and is the most egotistical biOTCH since Madonna, who is GROSS.



  53. 53

    Target better be nice to the gays!! lol



  54. 54

    Re: ilovejoomayun
    If you don't believe her single sold as much, take it up with Billboard and ITunes. They're the ones who tally and report these figures, idiot!



  55. 55

    Re: Connor – Yawn @ your insult



  56. 56

    Re: ilovejoomayun
    Of course you would yawn. That's just your way of saying you have nothing intelligent to add. I don't recall correcting someone as being a form of an insult; the "idiot" claim at the end was just public knowledge. BTW, close your mouth; your breath smells like decaying jizz.



  57. 57

    Re: YouKnowNothing – Lol! I love you.



  58. 58

    Re: YouKnowNothing
    Just because there was no public scandal in 2011 with Target, it doesn't mean they still weren't being scandalous. Not everything gets reported or makes front page news. Apparently Target & GaGa couldn't see eye to eye and the relationship was dissolved. No loss, no gain, really. She'll sell her deluxe CD somewhere else, and it will still make her money and people are still going to shop at Target.
    Sure GaGa's intentions may seem publicity and politically motivated, but her actions aren't any worse than all these others entertainers who took money to perform in front of friends and families of terrorists, and now all of a sudden want to donate that money to charity only AFTER they were called out on it. Actually, I think that's quite worse than what GaGa has done, WHATEVER she has done. And even though I personally do not like the thought of corporations buying votes, regardless who they support, the end result is GaGa has people discussing these and other issues, which is better than not talking about them all.



  59. 59

    Re: Connor – You would know about jizz wouldn't you? Itunes and the billboards charts means nothing. She still sucks and is going to be gone soon enough



  60. 60

    Re: yeaman
    Of course I know about jizz. I just can't believe you were the fastest sperm in your own dad's. And, I love how you people discount Billboard charts, as if they don't mean anything. Yeah, tell Madonna & The Beatles that Billboard means nothing. Oh, yeah… I know you and ilovejoomayun are one and the same. I can tell by the same junior high writing style. No matter how many screen names you log under to trash her, she isn't going anywhere.



  61. 61

    Funny how her Stans declared the anti-gay donations were in the past when Gargumel first partnered with them and that we should forget about it and now they are bringing up the same issues now that Gargumel broke away from Target. This proves that her fans are SHEEP and will change their opinions based on whatever the ugly tranny does. Pathetic…



  62. 62

    Re: Connor – Funny how you make that assumption when you are far from the truth. I would not waste my time making false screen names when I can tell you straight up that Lady Gaga sucks. Sorry, but you can not compare Lady Gaga with Madonna or The Beatles.



  63. 63

    Re: yeaman
    I didn't compare Lady Gaga to them. I just merely crushed your little theory that Billboard means nothing. I guess it just means nothing when it's convenient for you to make a lame "Lady GaGa sucks" argument. You're so transparent that I doubt I'm further from the truth about my original assumption.



  64. 64

    Re: Connor – Sorry but not everyone that hates Lady Gaga is one person with multiple screen names. Obviously most everyone is sick of her. Oh, and I did not know writing like a articulate human being means that I have "junior high writing style", because obviously the one that talks about jizz and sperm is the one that is from junior high. Thank you, Lady Gaga sucks.



  65. 65

    Re: yeaman
    The jizz remark wasn't even directed to you, so I don't even understand why you felt compelled to respond to it, and yet you keep bringing it up with your "articulate" comments. We get it, you don't like GaGa. That doesn't mean you have to let the world know in every single post about her. That's not articulating; that's repetition. You're not changing Perez' mind. You're not changing any of her fan's mind about her. You're definitely not hurting her feelings. I don't like Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, or Charlie Sheen, but you don't see me commenting in their posts, either.
    As for sucking, you seem to know a lot about that, too.



  66. 66

    Re: Connor – Go back to worshiping the has-been that is Lady Gaga and when the day comes that she finally gives up at being a somebody, then you will realize that everyone on here (that doesn't make multiple screen names) was actually right. We do not need numerous screen names to generate the numbers that realize that she will never be what you think she will be.



  67. 67

    im not 100% sure whats going on and nor do i have the motivation to look but isnt lady gaga bi and they support anti gay activists or something along those lines? NO SHIT SHES GONNA PULL OUT! id do the same if i were her. thats something she strongly believes in. she doesnt need target to sell albums



  68. 68

    Re: Connor – Nope, 'cuz if YOUR only excuse is "blame billboards and Itunes idiot!" your naiveté doesn't deserve a response, only a yawn. So, YAWN!



  69. 69

    Re: Connor – lol @ you thinking I'm yeaman too.. xD And thinking you're right! Want a cookie, Connor? How about some STFU coffee instead?



  70. 70

    Re: yeaman – amen xD



  71. 71

    sad to say that gaga has turned diva. honestly never thought id see the day-especially so soon. all that fame has sadly gotten to her head which sucks cause i love her and spent $200 on concert tix to see her last year :( there goes another one…



  72. 72

    Re: ilovejoomayun
    First of all, it's not an excuse, it's a fact..a fact that you were unable to dispute, so the most clever mechanism you could think of was "Yawn!" Your own naivety is showing, dear. Kind of clever how you two just happen to show up at the same time. Yeah, right..you're not the same person. You're two separate idiots, I'm starting to see. STFU Coffee? Wow!



  73. 73

    Re: yeaman
    "Go back to worshiping the has-been that is Lady Gaga"
    I don't see how being a fan equates to worshiping. See, I can appreciate more than one artist. I don't have to resort to cheering for one team like I'm in 8th grade.
    *
    "then you will realize that everyone on here (that doesn't make multiple screen names) was actually right."
    Right about what? I don't base my life or opinions on what "everyone on here" thinks. Maybe that's what YOU do, hence, the multiple screen-names. :)



  74. 74

    Re: Connor – lmao, if only you knew how dumb you were right now.



  75. 75

    Re: Connor – You can sit now, BB. No1curr

  76. Tasos says – reply to this


    76

    Re: Gnommie.com – : "… You know what I'd REALLY like to see Lady Gaga start protesting? I'd like to see her start helping the women worldwide that are oppressed on a daily basis by there husbands, fathers, communities, governments, etc. The women that are suffering from fistulas in Africa from the mass rapes. That's something that I find more compelling to work towards getting rid of. Read Half the Sky or look it up. You'll understand."
    ~~~~~~~

    Kudos. I agree with your post content in its entirety, though I was most impressed by your thoughtful suggestion about supporting obstetric
    fistula reversal surgeries for African mass rape victims, so much so, that I will research charities, which are involved in finance and/or provision of fistula surgery, to make a donation. At first blush, it seems that there are many, though few or none which have been investigated and approved as legitimate and outstanding in achievement of their goals. Kudos to you once again, and thank you for noting an excellent cause to support.



  77. 77

    I have to say i find this charge odd because there are quite a few transsexuals working at my local Target in WeHo.



  78. 78

    Re: MsJules – so true. u got me laughing.



  79. 79

    I live in MN where Target is based and there was an issue that people here were talking about. Target, very quietly, gives A LOT of money to particular political organizations/candidates that are decidedly conservative aka anti-gay. So my guess is Gaga found out about that and I applaud her!



  80. 80

    Re: ilovejoomayun
    "lmao, if only you knew how dumb you were right now."
    Yeah, and I'm still waiting for some flash of brilliance coming from your brain. I guess you outdid yourself with the STFU Coffee comment. Nice try, though. Just shows how desperate you are to get the last word in.



  81. 81

    Re: fugzy – thank you! couldn't have said it better!;)



  82. 82

    Re: Connor – No1curr



  83. 83

    If this was any celeb other than GaGa, then you would have laid into them and no doubt called them "unclassy" or "scum". But since it's 'her', you want to give the benefit of the doubt. Why are you so biased??



  84. 84

    Lady Gaga has been getting on my last nerve lately. That being said, when I heard this without actually reading the story, I actually thought that she had done something commendable. I really don't think that you should support a company that goes against what you believe in. At least when it goes against your CORE beliefs and values. Truth be told, Gaga seems to only care about the LGBT fans. So I though not pulling out of the deal would be hypocritical.
    Upon reading futher, I notice now that she's an idiot. Either she didn't do the research before she made the deal (which obviously is not the case because if she actually did research, she would have realized that Targe has actually done some good for the community that she loves so much), or she knew what she was doing but caved once she got backlash. And like someone else said, they gave money to a candidate that happened to be against gay marriage. BFD! No one knows what else the guy stood for. Who's to say that they didn't contribute because they really believed in something else the candidate stood for? And aren't we entitled to our own opinions in this country? Just because someone doesn't believe in gay marriage doesn't believe that they hate gays. Some people are just misguided. The chains of habit are hard to break. We've had religion telling people that being gay is wrong for centuries. People tend to follow religion blindly. Give it some time. Minds aren't necessarily changed over night.



  85. 85

    Damn! I shoulda said 'Rome wasn't built in a day'! FAIL. lol



  86. 86

    Really, why are the comments on here so hateful towards an individual whom you've never even personally met. Saying things like 'tranny' and 'burn in hell', 'hate that bitch', 'dog shit'. If you want equality for everyone, nothing is accomplished by spreading those negative, hateful words. Especially ones towards a stranger. You don't have to support her, but you don't have to fill the internet and the space around you with negative energy. Hate creates more hate. There's nothing beneficial to it.

    That being said, obviously Target is riding both sides of the fence. Or trying to. They're a business, not a charity. If donating to the politician was going to overall benefit their business relations, yeah they'll do it. If hiring and showing support to LGBT people so their image looks better (as to further support their sales) then why not do it? But GaGa needs someone to be behind this 100%. They failed to do that, so she can't be partnered with a company like that. It doesn't make the company 'bad', or her 'bad'. It's just how it worked out.

    Don't take everything personally. Publicity stunt? Yeah, after all the records she's broken and awards she's won, I'm sure she's just really lacking public exposure. [/sarcasm]