Pop singer Lady Gaga has reportedly
walked away from an exclusive deal with retail giant Target over gay
Target announced last month that it
would be selling a deluxe edition of Lady Gaga's second studio album
Born This Way starting in
Lady Gaga, an avid supporter of gay
rights, told Billboard magazine that the decision “hinged”
on Target making “amends for the mistakes they've made in the
“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 [anti-gay] groups,”
On Tuesday, gay
glossy The Advocate reported that the deal was off.
“Lady Gaga and Target came to a
mutual decision to end their overall exclusive partnership a few
weeks ago,” a publicist for Lady Gaga said in a statement.
Progressive and gay rights groups last
year launched a
boycott against Target after it was revealed that the Minnesota-based
retail giant had given $150,000 to MN Forward, an independent
political fund supporting Tom Emmer, the anti-gay Republican nominee
who lost his bid to become Minnesota's next governor.