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Target Responds To Lady GaGa!


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.


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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GaGa Dissolves Deal With Target Over Political Donations!

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Well, at least she tried!

Although Lady GaGa caused a bit of controversy when she agreed to set up a partnership with Target, due to their past donations to anti-gay politicians, the singer publicly explained that it was part of a way for the company to make amends and work toward bettering their relationship with the LGBT community!

However, obviously the chain failed to do so, because we're hearing now that she dissolved the deal!

A source explains:

"She and Target didn't see eye to eye on Target's policy of political donations and how they affect the LGBT community."

Well, then we're glad that she got herself out of a situation that she clearly was not comfortable in!

It's very sad that Target couldn't realize what a serious statement they're making with certain political donations.

You did the right thing, Mother Monster, and we cannot commend you enough!

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Keith Olbermann Suspended From MSNBC Indefinitely

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After donating money to three Democratic candidates before the elections, MSNBC has suspended host Keith Olbermann.

The network has a rule against political donations, as they feel it is a breach of journalistic independence to contribute to the candidates they cover.

Olbermann said:

“One week ago, on the night of Thursday October 28 2010, after a discussion with a friend about the state of politics in Arizona, I donated $2,400 each to the reelection campaigns of Democratic Representatives Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. I also donated the same amount to the campaign of Democratic Senatorial candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky.

I did not privately or publicly encourage anyone else to donate to these campaigns, nor to any others in this election or any previous ones, nor have I previously donated to any political campaign at any level."

At least he admits it, but the head of the network isn't happy!

Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, stated:

"I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."

Sad. Wonder if he's coming back!

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