Lady Gaga Breaks Up Partnership With Target Over Anti-Gay Donations

- By Bossip Staff

Gotta give Lady Gaga some credit for sticking by her scruples, the outspoken pop star is passing on paper she’d make from a Target partnership because of the store’s political donations to homo hating candidates.

“Born This Way” is Lady Gaga’s minority and gay rights anthem, and as such, she’s decided not to partner with a chain retailer known for its donations to anti-gay rights political candidates.

Metro Weekly reports, citing sources close to the deal, that Lady Gaga has nixed her deal for an exclusive special edition of her upcoming album; The Advocate then reported that a source close to Gaga said that the company’s continued political activity — specifically the main stumbling block.

“She and Target didn’t see eye to eye on Target’s policy of political donations and how they affect the LGBT community,” the source told the magazine’s website.

In July, it was revealed that Target’s Political Action Committee had made donations to MN Forward, a PAC that supportered Minnesota State Rep. Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor. Emmer is a hardline conservative who holds staunch anti-gay rights stances, and has been linked to a ministry that advocates killing gay people.

Following the revelation, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized and promised Target would more closely oversee its donations, but in December it was discovered that the company’s PAC had donated over $30,000 to anti-gay rights politicians, 3/4 of its political spending in 2010. That included donations to MN Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline, both of whom are vehemently anti-gay rights.

When Gaga first struck the deal with the retailer in February, she noted the difficulty she had with Target’s history, and said that it had become part of their negotiations.

“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” the singer told Billboard.com. “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…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.”

Guess they didn’t live up to those promises huh?

Why would she agree to the partnership in the first place, knowing they’ve had a long history of these kind of donations?

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  • thad

    cuz she thought she could get them to change. you make it big and you think you can run the world duh

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    • Smart23yroldBlackchick

      GAGA quit trying to spread your GAY madness!!!!

      GOD IS THE BOSS NOT YOU!!!!

      SHEESH! get outta here with this mess you’re promoting!

      You and the homosexuals are digging a deeper and deeper hole in Hell for yourselves

    • Whatev

      Yeah, who the mess does she think she is??? She wanted to bully them into advocating sin! Wanted to force them to align themselves with gay groups! That demon has too much nerve. I am glad to know this about Target though. They are the opposite of Home Depot (who promote and fund gay causes) and I will happily continue to shop there, as I boycott Home Depot.

  • pmac

    don’t matter anyway. they’ll all have to answer for it when they see the big man upstairs

  • wifey06

    we all can Chose right or wrong-

    IS IS CALLED A TEST

    WEAK FOR THE FLESH!!!!!!!!!

    EARTH JOURNEY IS A TEST WHICH LEADS TO A TESTIMONY!!

    GAYS GIVE INTO SEX!!!!FAIL

    JUST LIKE AN ADDICTION IT IS A TEST!!!!!
    Man wants to be God so badly- God sits at the realm of a real marriage- ur choice to be gay period- it is sex.

    but God will judge- do you but don’t try to tellme evil is right!!

    notice how now days it is all about ego, sex, self, gays and greed!!

    one nation away from God!!

    DEVIL RULES PERIOD!!!!

    everything that is bad is celebrated and embraced in america

    ALL ELSE AROUND THE WORLD EXCEPT YT COUNTRIES THEY KNOW BEING GAY IS WRONG!!!!!!

    WESTERN DEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wifey06

    WHO IS AN ADVOCATE FOR GOD

    IT SEEMS EVERYONE SELLS OUT FOR DEVIL MONEY- ESPECIALLY CHURCHES

    IF YOUR PREACHER IS NOT EMBRACING BUT TEACHING THAT BEING GAY IS WRONG– HE A SEL OUT PREACHER JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE

    EVERYONE COMFORMS TO THE WORLD

    EVERYONE IT SCARED TO STAND UP FOR GOD- THEY ALL REP THE DEVIL

    ALL CELEBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    EVEN THE GOSPEL ONES ARE SUPPORTING SECULAR VENUES AND SHOWS NOW!!!!!

    • nyc-ista718

      ur on a secular sight..so what does that make u?? honestly u think ur better then everyone cuz u know the bible?? just remember that the Word spoke against those who were knowledgeable of the bible..i.e The Pharisees..God only cares about ur salvation..genesis 6:5 says every man is evil..also that everyone is guilty of sin including being lieing, deceit and homosexuality..romans 7;14-15..”for we know that the law is spiritual but i am carnal, sold under sin. for what i am doing i donot understand. for what i will to do that i do not practice; BUT WHAT I HATE THAT I DO”..so u are a sinner urself, miss church if u dont receive the defense which is that ur saved forever…and its inevitable becuz u will continue to do wrong..enough wit the gays are evil crap…we all must be saved including the liar..which im sure u lie..ur gay bashing means nothing to god..the law was put there to see our sin the bible says..becuz we know by nature we dont follow it then we must be saved under Christ..period!!

  • nyc-ista718

    eh..who cares..target is a titan all on its own..won’t affect them at all..sorry gaga..u lose!!..NEXT—>

  • pat

    I love her….those anti gays govt people screw lil boys when their wives are away anyway

    • chaka1

      Thank you. Go head, GaGa!

  • Daisy Jay

    What does one say? Good thing she didn’t sell out for some change? Sure…

    Now that picture is just disturbing to me. Chick’s got horns coming out her shoulders and face. This chick is one of Lucifer’s minions. She just is. That sh!t’s not cool. And the gay community acts like she’s the Messiah………………oh Lord. *grabs crucifix and holy water*

  • BLACK WOMAN'S KRYPTONITE

    The way we glorify big booties, then we have all our men runnin up in eachother’s booties, smh.

  • resurrected

    It is not everyones life mission to speak for gay rights. I think that she is expecting to much at the end of the day it is a business.

  • Bossiphater

    Gays are heterophobic. How you gonna get mad a company for supporting both gays and the people who hate them. It’s like asking the company to discriminate. Gay ppl better hope straight love stays around, otherwise they’ll be one generation away from extinction.

  • thingis

    @blacks woman kryptonite whats your issue if you hate black women so much why come to a black gossip site where the majority are women of color know one cares if you hate us get a life get off computer and go find a fat becky to bang your probably ugly as hell and couldnt woman let alone a black woman if you tried your not hurting anyone but yourself

  • SeVeN

    That’s fine but don’t get mad at me because I do not believe or suppORT the man on man woman on woman! Come on people ITs not natural! You are taking pleasure TOO faR! And fine if u found someway to justify it juSt please don’t pUSh it on me and say I HAVE tO Support or AGree! stop goin to malls and askin people to sign SUpport documents because BOttom line its BACKWARds. Ps I’m not into people being violent wit them thO

  • bimpe

    I can’t just stop singing buju banton song
    Is like boom bye bye, I love the beat. But on the real the bible speaks against gays and violence murder. So everyone is guilty.
    Just stop judging already. God loves everyone.

  • miss ellerbe

    y r there so many religious people leaving comments like they r themselves pastors on a gossip website talk about the biggest hypocrites u cant act all righteous on a gossiping website just enjoy the entertainment

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