|Lady Gaga in Toronto - March 2011|
It was announced earlier today that Lady Gaga and Target have ended their deal to offer Fans a Special Edition of her upcoming Disc Born this Way via the Retailer. It is said that donations from Target have been traced to a Charity named MN Forward which supported Tom Emmer, a Minnesota Politician known for his anti-Gay sentiments.
Gaga in an interview with Billboard Magazine, spoke on her "intense" discussions with Target revealing: "Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they've made in the past.". It appears that Target was not willing to "make amends" for these "mistakes", hence the ending of their partnership.
Kudos to Gaga. And while we're on the topic of Lady Gaga and Social Justice, how about no kudos to her aggressive Handler who assaulted me last week? Would be lovely to see her take a stance on that!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)