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Edited by on March 9 2011 at 10:02 AM

When it comes to Target‘s political affiliations, Lady Gaga thinks the retail giant misses the mark [badum-ching!]. Mother Monster has nixed plans to sell an exclusive special edition of her upcoming album through Tarzhay, citing their donations to MN Forward, “a political action committee that supported antigay candidate Tom Emmer in his failed 2010 run for governor of Minnesota,” according to The Advocate.

Gaga Offs Target Over Anti Gay Donations

NY Daily News/ AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach

Speaking with Billboard magazine last month, Gaga said of her relationship with Tarzhay:

“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 [antigay] groups.”

After not seeing “eye to eye” on Target’s political stance, the Lady called off the show. Color me impressed, Gags — ticking to your scruples in this day and age? Well, that’s practically unheard of! As is having scruples in the first place.

Link Love: The Advocate, Huffington Post

 

Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at fashionindie.com