Lady Gaga and Target End Deal

  • metta

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    Mar 09, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Lady Gaga and Target End Deal

    http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2011/03/lady-gaga-and-target-end-deal.html




    Lady Gaga wins, Target loses in breakup

    http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/blogs/117649123.html
  • creature

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    Mar 09, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Just as I called it.
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    Mar 09, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I'm glad she called off the deal, since Target obviously had no intention of holding up their end of the bargain.
  • dglater

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    Mar 09, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    Referring to her LGBT fans, he said, "Throughout this whole process, she has remained true to her audience. I think she's a person of great integrity, and I think people will recognize that."

    And that's why I love her.
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    Mar 09, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    god shes amazing...
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    Mar 09, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    what deal? icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 09, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    This was probably inevitable, seeing as Target corporation (either the corporation or Gregg Steinhalffail, the CEO; I'm not sure which) donates to big name republicans rather than GOProud/log cabin candidates, which fits their "pro-business" beliefs, but contradicts their track record of sponsoring LGBT events, such as the Minneapolis pride festival. I have noticed that Republicans have a tendency to preach personal responsibility, and you know what- I'm pretty sure there are GOProud/log cabin candidates out there running for office. Target Corporation is definitely facing the music. Frankly, it's not Lady Gaga's either.
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    Mar 09, 2011 6:39 AM GMT
    you know.. i admire, shes true to the core.
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    Mar 09, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    Gaga said, "Our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they've made supporting those groups."

    A pop star with values, integrity and the guts to stand up for something other than making a gazillion $ - it's why we LURVE LURVE LURVE Gaga, in addition to her music icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 09, 2011 9:36 AM GMT
    She's SO genuine.
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    Mar 09, 2011 9:43 AM GMT
    Yo go momma monster!
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  • Mepark

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    Mar 09, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    This whole target mess is insane. I'd understand gay people's point of view if Target was actually supporting a politician BECAUSE of his anti-gay marriage stance like for example how a church group would. In this case they supported someone who happened to have anti-gay marriage views, not because of it. There's a difference and putting unnecessary pressure on a company that has been traditionally pro-gay rights is unnecessary.
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    Mepark saidThere's a difference and putting unnecessary pressure on a company that has been traditionally pro-gay rights is unnecessary.

    Traditionally yes, but currently? All things change.

    I used to participate in the Twin Cities Pride Parade (actually led it on my motorcycle, with the Dykes on Bikes, the only man permitted to do so by them because of my gay activism and support of lesbians). And the biggest parade unit, over 100 red-shirted marchers, were Target employees from their corporate HQs and Minneapolis-area stores. As I sit here in this home office, next to me is a donated bicycle from Target, that I'm raffling off to raise money for the SMART Ride to benefit HIV/AIDS organizations.

    So there seems today to be a schizophrenic attitude by Target towards gays. It was once at the top of the HRC approved list, now near the bottom. Apparently some right-wingers moved into top executive positions, who are pushing for anti-gay policies. It looks like Target wants to be the new WalMart, in more ways than one.

    Me in Loring Park in Minneapolis after the Pride Parade:

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  • dhinkansas

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    Mar 09, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    What a hack. Why sign the deal in the first place if she disagreed with Target's stance.

    Blind devotion to anything is scary. It's fun dance music. She's not the second coming of Jesus Christ, people.
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Mar 09, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    dhinkansas saidWhat a hack. Why sign the deal in the first place if she disagreed with Target's stance.

    Blind devotion to anything is scary. It's fun dance music. She's not the second coming of Jesus Christ, people.

    How do you know she isn't the second coming? She's certainly the type of person JC would hang out with....icon_lol.gif
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    P.S. The deal was a ploy to get them to stop donating to homophobic asses.
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    Mar 09, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    I responded to "Gays Against Gaga"'s comment

    Thank you to the gay version of Westboro Babtist Church for having such a supreme degree of ignorance. All of you idiots think she is out to make money off of the gay community so you agree to hate her and mock everything that she does. This kind of blindness is sickening and completely counter-productive. You guys want right? Gaga can get them for you. Her influence over today's public opinion is enormous, and she especially has the power to make today's youth tolerant if not accepting. Of course, gays are sterotypically drama queens so let's all just look a gift horse in the mouth and not take the possibility of happiness because we don't like whose gift it is. Yeah. Go ahead and let everyone who judges us know that we are just who they say we are.
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    Mar 09, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    dhinkansas saidWhat a hack. Why sign the deal in the first place if she disagreed with Target's stance.

    Blind devotion to anything is scary. It's fun dance music. She's not the second coming of Jesus Christ, people.


    She signed the deal WITH THE CONSTRAINTS that Target would support the gay community, but doing so would be "bad for business", and Target wants money. Understandable. I love Target and nothing would make me stop shopping there except the finacial ability to shop only at the mall (yeah i know) and at least it isnt Wal-Mart.

    Target decided to lean for business and not cause, so the deal was ended. Simple as that. Not really a criticism point.