Why Target won't sell Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange'
July 12th, 2012
12:50 PM ET

Why Target won't sell Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange'

Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” has received plenty of praise since debuting early in digital form, and hitting No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries.

But despite the apparent demand for Ocean’s debut album, which dropped after he revealed last week that he was once in love with a man, Target will not carry “Channel Orange.” The retailer cited the album’s early iTunes release as the reason behind its about face.

Buzz surrounding Target's move not to offer the album in its stores initially focused on whether the decision had anything to do with Ocean's revelation about his same sex love.

The retail giant has since defended its decision not to sell “Channel Orange,” telling CNN: “The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false. Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business. Our assortment decisions are based on a number of factors, including guest demand.”

The Target rep continued: “Target has a longstanding tradition of supporting music and artistry that reflects the diverse landscape of American culture. Our history of partnering with diverse artists includes recent partnerships with a variety of musicians.”

On Tuesday, Ocean's manager Christian Clancy backtracked on a now deleted tweet suggesting the retailer had other motivations, tweeting, “I apologize for my comments about Target. They are not carrying Franks album because it went digital first. Not for ANY other reason.”

As for Ocean, he offered his own analysis and tweeted "album won't be available at target. blame it on a generational gap. best buy on deck though."

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  13. Really?

    Interesting. They carried "Watch the Throne" which also was released digitally a week prior to the physical CD being released....

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  15. Ty cox

    I love you're music and support you 100%. I think the CEO of target is gay because this is not the first time, it was an incident with lady gaga .When you are in business its about making money thats what ceo 's do. He must be gay which makes it a personal jealousy issue

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  17. Kelly

    What a STUPID HEADLINE!! Target IS SELLING THE CD!! So the headline "Why Target won't sell Frank Ocean's Channel Orange" is COMPLETELY MISLEADING and FALSE. Shame on CNN! You wonder why your ratings are in the basement......

    July 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Arrow Straight

    Cant we just move the "gays" somewhere else – to avoid this problem? Like pick a state and just move all of them over there? – Like Alaska? – Or maybe put them behind a high circular fence and just fill them with water... I am tired of hearing about the damn gays. Why are they constantly in your face with all these things? – Who cares? Isnt anyone interested in economy, politics, children, healthcare, technology, stock market???? Who gives a # 2 about the gays?

    July 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marian Hargreaves

      If you are interested in those topics then why are you looking at the entertainment section of this site? Gays everywhere? Ooh you scared thing why don't you go into your basement and hide. Moron.

      July 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • SWalkerTTU

      Or maybe we should put them behind electrified fences, as in concentration camps. Do you have any shirts that aren't black or brown?

      July 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • orion77

      Get over it ! Just like there are people of different races everywhere there are gay people everywhere and there are a lot more gay people than you imagine . If you do not like it TOO BAD !!! The only way to get away from all the gay people is to hide under a rock somewhere . We are not going anywhere just to make someone like you feel more comfortable ! Chances are some of your friends and family members are gay and you have no clue about it yet . You are gonna hear about and see more gay people every year from now on and nothing is going to change that fact .

      July 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • JFNY61

      You obviously protest way too much. Gays have to be bombarded with your straight ass day in and day out. These straight celebrities split, that straight celebrity had a kid, blah, blah, blah. Hopefully someday nobody will care who is gay and it won't be such a big deal. Why don't you move to Alaska and get off the internet. Then you won't have to read about who is gay.

      July 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Too late,you read the story and now you're infected with secondhand gay
      you should go wash your eyes out with soap and a Brillo pad

      July 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. mike

    the label decided to let everyone start selling the CD on Thursday so maybe their ploy worked. Great album

    July 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tom

    Let me get this straight. They are going to carry an album that already has record sales because it was released digitally?

    As a business man that doesn't make since. Why would they not want to get in on the profits?

    July 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arrow Straight

      Tommy – you probably meant sense (as a business man) – it has nothing to do with profits – I just dont want my children shopping at a store that supports this "gay" agenda...

      July 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Wowee Zowee

    Who is Frank Ocean anway? If he hadn't came out as gay and CNN posted a stort about it I doubt anyone of us would mention his album. Maybe Target don't wanna stock his album cause they know that it won't sell, last I heard Target was a for-profit company.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jimdog33

    Target's right to do so, plain & simple. Right or wrong, can't 'force' a retailer to sell something.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimdog33

      Target's right (as in their right, not they are right)... it's their prerogative.... sing it Bobby!!

      July 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  23. xfiler93

    surprising, since this is the same company where the employes's cannot say Merrry Christmas or donotes or promotes support for the troops.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Julie

    Target is sooooo over rated, I rarely shop at Target simply because their prices are rediculously high and they don't have anything that I can't find somewhere else.

    July 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arrow Straight

      Hey – Great – Thanks Julia... We all care about why you dont shop at target.... LOL! What a bimbo!!! -

      July 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ty cox

      arrow straight you best start growing you're own foods because all stores sell gay items..you may pump gas behind a gay individual it sit in a restaurant behind a gay person or ect . All schools has gay people so prepare you're children for home school better yet put them in a bubble that's safer. please don't say you're a Christian because Christian don't judge

      July 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  25. GaPeach

    Ho-Hum! Only Ocean I wouldl buy would be Billy Ocean.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Rob

    Regardless of Target's view on gays, their PR people should have been smart enough to realize that many people will jump to conclusions that this move is related to his coming out. They should recognize that the cost to carry an album that won't sell because it's available to download is miniscule compared to the lost revenue from the knee-jerk reaction they should have foreseen...This is just blatant incompetence on the part of their public relations department.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. quantumelf

    Well then I guess less business will come to Target as a result, which is probably a good thing considering the almost-monopolistic stranglehold that they and WalMart have on the household goods retail market.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Levi

    Ninety-five percent of the posters here are truly disgusting. Sub-human.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. joe

    This is dumb. They make it out to be a gay issue but people have been upset at Target for supporting gay rights. Funny how quickly people forget.

    July 13, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Lis

      funny, because i remember the uproar over Target's giving more than $100,000 to a politician with very anti gay rights stances, and support from a Christian rock group with lyrics about killing gay people. i never see a Target add without thinking of their anti-gay stances. not surprised they won't carry this album, and i don't believe the corporate line on it.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Smoked Gouda

    They say they won't sell it cause it went digital first?? They stocked their shelves with Radiohead's album In Rainbows in January 2008, the digital download was available October 2007. Seems like alot of B.S to me. I mean anyone can google this info and fact check it if you like, it's very true. Target is lying about the true reason, think we all know what the real reason is.

    July 13, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • SeattleLiz

      Perhaps the sales figures on that Radiohead album were poor and that's why the don't want to sell any previously released albums anymore. The company has such a strong record of supporting gay rights that it seems strange that they would suddenly make a public anti-gay move like this now.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • knowyourfacts

      Target's policy to not carry albums who first release digitally has been in place for the past 12 months. It is a strict policy and has had no exeptions in the past year. Target will not be bullied by record labels or special interest groups; they have business to do.

      July 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sokman

    Amazing how many people are concerned about what Romney does with HIS money. Shouldn't you be more concerned with what Nobama is doing with YOUR money?

    July 13, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Les Too

      Concern about what anybody is doing with their money is irrelevant to the discussion at hand. Romney is a conservative Xtian therefor he is evil personified. Obama is not the one that makes money spending decisions, it is the Congress so he is blameless if he gets no bills that he can sign from the Congress. Neither has anything to do with Target's bizarre marketing strategy.

      July 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry

      I have seen this line before, but if Romney becomes President it is then our money. So this dumb statement holds no water!!!!

      July 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Sharn cedar

    Lucky for us these idiots are not reproducing. Not just these atrociously boring "artists" who need to talk about their gay love to get attention since their music is sad and thin, but the whole generation of ignorant liberal Millenials. They disdain and eschew marriage and childbearing, and so they and their lifestyle will be effectively deleted from human history within another generation. Problem solved. Caterwauling, uneducated, boring noise silenced.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jebus

      I am no longer Jebus I am Jebus Christ!

      July 13, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Les Too

      They actually seek marriage as much as anyone else in love. Childbearing SHOULD be "eschewed". With the population of the earth already larger than it can feed, it is the epitome of selfishness to continue breeding like a pack of rats. Breeders are definitely a group that needs to be "disdained". People who have more than 2 children should be financially penalized heavily for such an irresponsible act and they should be socially ostracized as the criminals they actually are.

      The GOP supports indiscriminate breeding and should be labeled as irresponsible enemies of mankind and the Earth for this "policy". So long as there is a single orphan left the government should discourage any further breeding programs. If gay are not producing children then they should be glorified for being responsible citizens while breeded need to be vilified for their selfishness.

      July 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Bex

    Of course... Because if I'm going to buy music(ha), I'm going to Target....

    July 13, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  34. Bucktooth

    I f Targe' was cutting his music for that reason, then there would be almost NO products or clothing in their store or anybody's store! If people really knew who makes what? Who's designing your shoes, hair, clothes, perfume..etc. I laugh when I hear men talk about gays and you look to see what they are wearing..Calvin, Ralph, etc.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  35. Jolie

    I've heard that they won't sell it because every CD is coated with AIDS, not HIV, but full blown AIDS...

    July 13, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  36. Obama

    He likes meat sticks in his mud whistle? Disgusting!!!

    July 13, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Mitt Rom

      Haha Obama you need to watch what you say you need the black and gay vote to beat my wealth and off shore accounts full of tax free money. If I pay more taxes I won't create more jobs the poor should support the rich.

      July 13, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  37. Truth

    *Jazz Hands!*

    July 13, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  38. Jeff

    They stock lots of "gay" products. Issac mizrahi (sp?) anyone? I think this is a business decision.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  39. Lookingforastory

    This is like asserting jamba juice or Starbucks is not supportive of gay rights. When was the last time you went into one of those stores, including Target? Take a look at the employees. Target is definitely in support of gay rights. Stupid news cycle looking for a story when there isn't one.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  40. God

    Black and gay. Wow I messed this one up!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  41. rolrey12

    Its 2012...chill out with the gayness...half of the world is gay now..let Frank be.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  42. jackie

    Pursuitof happiness mayb befor you open your mouth and accuse someone of something you should ask i have never voted against gay marriage or for gay marriage i simply dont care who marries who if that is what makes happy more power to you i am simply i of millions who is sick of hearing about it or every time some doesnt do what you want we dont like gays or a black person doesnt get a job its racism or tired of illegal aliens its racism mayb its simply who the f-ck cares

    July 13, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • pursuitofhappiness

      Ohh so I get it you are one of the millions who are complacent because nothing affects you? Because you safely live in your glass house shoving Doritos and McDonalds down your fat gullet and are too busy not giving a fck while other people struggle, while other people fight, while other people value the right they have to be able to vote because others died so we have the right too. Perhaps you open your mouth you should open your eyes and realize you are the problem because you are so busy not caring. Bet you don't vote for education either cause its too much of a burden to get up off the couch between commercials. lol This is America jack wad you don't want an opinion that differs from yours don't post comments.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  43. Really????

    Leave it to American's to complain about what music Target decides to stock or not. I guess this is more important compared to finding a job.....

    July 13, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Les Too

      Finding a job isn't that hard. Since the flap about "illegal" migrant workers, there are plenty of jobs for fruit and vegetable harvesters. Unfortunately everyone under 25 thinks that they are worth more than minimum wage or justify their lack of a job because "that isn't what I want to do" while farms are begging for prisoners to help in the harvest because of a lack of job seekers. Of course none of this has anything to do with Target's lack of good taste in music..

      July 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jim Bob

    Isn't this the same guy who sings hammer time?

    July 13, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  45. ohYeah

    used to work at Target. they were inclusive to a fault. I believe their statement.

    July 13, 2012 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  46. lolololol

    Have not shopped there since they donated to the campaign of extremely right Tom Emmer and will continue not to. Target is so two-faced, they pretend to support diversity and equality, but then do crap like this. They are so anti-abortion, they will reimburse employees half or more of their fees and expenses if they adopt a child. They are so conservative it's scary.

    July 13, 2012 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
    • yawn

      They seem to be suffering very hard financially from your ill-informed boycott LOL. Conservative? LOL LOL!

      July 13, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  47. Name*Chery

    Wow,Target is showing their true colors or poltical believes regarding Ocean's album and being "Gay."

    July 13, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  48. Rail

    Let Frank be frank! & Get off of him 4 being him!! If Target dnt wanna sell his Cd then oh well...! He still making money....! & there are people that still like/love him 4 who he is! Or did u 4get >WE ARE ALL HUMAN!?!? LOVE UR MUSIC!!!! <3

    July 13, 2012 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  49. jackie

    I dont understand why gay people are always pushing their life style down our throats any way who cares who sleep with or who u love should be a private thing any way i for one am sick of it i dont hate gays u love who you love just stop beating everyone over the head with it

    July 13, 2012 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
    • pursuitofhappiness

      Its kinda hard to ”stop pushing” our private lives down your throat when we are forced to allow our incompetent neighbors to publicly vote on our private lives. We'll stop talking about acceptance and being gay the day we dont have to be subjected to people like you voting on our rights and our pursuit of happiness. Deal?

      July 13, 2012 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
    • melvinslizard

      Are you sure that's a "lifestyle" that's being shoved down your throat?

      July 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • smb04d

      Couldn't have said it better myself, pursuit...If being straight was taboo and the right to experience love and happiness and marriage was not allowed then I'll jam it down your throat until you joke. When you have to vote on my rights as human being then I'll start yelling out why voting on it is so ridiculous in the first place. if someone denied your rights, I'm sure you would be mad too! I believe I have the right to the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!!!! Doesn't guarantee me happiness automatically, but it does guarantee me the pursuit!

      July 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  50. glennie

    Thank you Target. You should do what's good for your store. How can anyone BULLY Target into selling or puting something in their story that don't to carry, and Target don't have to explaine anything to anyone.

    July 13, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  51. cmax

    target, is a very gay friendly co. they by no means have to defend itself on this issue. check the facts. and while your at target pick up an elton john cd. he's married to a man.

    July 13, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
    • lolololol

      http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-08-03/news/27071684_1_target-shoppers-target-corp-donation

      Please check YOUR facts

      July 13, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  52. Amy the voice

    1st of all who shops at target 4 musicn 2 all the people who claim they didnt about frank u dodnt need 2 becuz all the black people gone hold u down N 2 target 4 get u all the black people shop at walmart with yall over price a**

    July 13, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  53. Word

    I love lamp

    July 13, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  54. u.s.slave

    Make that tony. Sandra seek help

    July 13, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  55. u.s.slave

    Note to self: cancel trip to france. . Thanks sandra

    July 13, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  56. bob

    Who buys CDs anymore?

    July 13, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  57. NursieNewm

    You made your bed, now lie in it and stop whining already!!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jebus

    Chocolate covered pizza with chocolate roses on it taste like chocolate.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Drake

    Target has every right not to sell his album. Frankly, they don't have to explain why to anyone. They could do it because they don't like his music, the possibility that he is gay, or it could be the way he ties his left shoe lace. That is their right to do so. Just as I have the right not to listen to him...

    July 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  60. @bigharryjohnson

    Lmfao ! That would be pretty funny to see !

    July 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Hung So Long

    What!!!!!!! I can't brelieve this story

    July 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Harry Black Schlong

    Thank you Target for not selling his album. I was that man he loved. I use to see rainbows come from his bum.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  63. MRomney

    my money is hidden overseas.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  64. tia

    well actually i believe that we all should just not care. i mean target isnt the only place that sells music. i dont even understand why they posted this on here. cnn has been putting junk on here nowadays. stuff that people shuldnt care about.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Bigharryjohnson

    When he farts glitter comes out

    July 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Music Man

    Who cares what their reason is? They are under no obligation to carry any artists music.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Truth

    This story is gay.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  68. phat daddy bu

    There is too much of this gay stuff going on. BLACK GENOCIDE http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/PHATDADDYBU

    July 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. bullseye

    0cean won't be affected by 1 retailer dissing him. Gay, Bi, Straight, Lesbian has 0 2 do widdit!

    July 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Mammy

    I'm sure he has a white boyfriend. They all want white people.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  71. YOU PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING TO DO ALL DAY LONG

    ever think about reading a book folks.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Widow

      Ummm then why are you here? You ever read a book? Most people that tell someone else to do something like "read a book" haven't done so themselves in years.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • WIDOWER

      MIND YOUR BUSINESS I WAS NOT SPEAKING TO YOU,.

      July 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Hannibal

    Sokman was at the paraliment house staying in a hotel room for four days! It is a gay hotel! Yeah his choice! LOL

    July 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Amy

    Never heard of this person and could care less. As it is, Target's music selection is slim to none. I wouldn't think Target to purchase music so I think it's just fine

    July 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Not News Bro

    Boring.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  75. bobo

    any how i think everyone is training gay.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jimmy rage

    Your all useless morons.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  77. T.

    I don't think this has anything to do with him being gay. Bought his album Tuesday. His song "Pyramids" is brilliant. We're looking at a talent on par with Prince here, people.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Asskdante

      Also....he didn't technically say he was gay. Said he fell in love with a man.

      July 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dude, really?

      No you"re both wrong. Target has a new policy of not selling music that sucks. Look for Lady Gaga to be pulled next, followed by all rap albums.

      July 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes bro, really.

      He's not a rapper. And could be bi. You might want to know what kind of music he makes before you comment on it.

      July 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  78. liz

    Target is not a French company. It's Oprah's fault if people think it is. Target not Tarje

    July 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Frank's sister, Francine Ocean

    No one knew who this guy was before he deliberately came out right before the release of his album. Target realizes that they won't make enough money from his album, so they won't sell it. Simple as that.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sk8

      Yeah you're right. None of the millions of people who bought Jay-Z and Kanye's "Watch The Throne" or the millions who are fans of Odd Future had any idea he existed until last week. You sound ridiculous. This may come as a shock but you are not the beginning nor end of everything popular.

      July 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • yawn

      Sk8, your reading comprehension is so poor it boggles the mind. Your comments exhibit nothing but the chip on your shoulder since you clearly don't grasp the details of the story. Did you even read story? I bet you only read the headline lol. But feel better, you're in good company on this comment board.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  80. Richard Fore

    LOL I think he might be a lesbean. A gay one at that.

    July 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  81. H.B.

    Jay-Z and Kanye's "Watch the Throne" Album had early and exclusive online rights to itunes among other vendors. Do you really think they would dare not to stock that album? In fact, There were a number of itunes exclusive releases over the years and I am pretty sure that you can find some of them on Target's shelves. What next, they're going to pull Anderson Cooper's book too?

    July 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Greenberry Jones

    Auction in progress for jersey from Frank Ocean's Coachella custom made shirt please read fu description

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/170874888728?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649#ht_15262wt_1052

    July 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Sokman

    Target has the right to sell or not sell any merchandise they wish regardless of the reason. I don't believe Ocean's partner preferance has anything to do with it, as they sell plenty of music & movies with dainty men & rugged women. Just because a minority of the population CHOOSE (yes its a choice & you'll never convince me otherwise) an alternate lifestyle, it doesn't give them the right to determine what product an establishment carries. Get over youselves immorals

    July 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  84. oynot61

    Good for Target. I will shop there even more now.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Paul

    i want the album so i can hear something other than "banging some hoes in the club"...it'll be "bangin some BROS in the club"....LOOOOOL

    July 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Sadara (Mama Stada)

    As an openly gay woman, I think Frank coming out to the public makes him more respectful as a person, not just an artist. And that is what he is an artist, because his music is ART!

    July 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rufus

      Is someone more respectful as a person if they come out to the world as straight?!

      July 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • R Smelly

      "He is an artist because his music is ART"...what incredible logic! Just think, he could be a hatmaker if he made...HATS! Or a cupcaker if he made...CUPCAKES! You begin your post "as an openly gay woman"...does that mean you would have different thoughts as a closeted gay woman? Or as a donkey? Your entire post says NOTHING.

      July 13, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  87. Tony

    This amazes me. Target is a French company and gay is so common there. I don't get it.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonono

      An easy google search says you are very wrong.

      "Target Corporation, doing business as Target, is an American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota."

      also gay is so common in France? what?

      July 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saveallsharks

      Gay is so common there?? Get an education dumb hick !!!!!

      July 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • lolololol

      Whoa, that's a whole lotta stupid right there

      To elaborate on what nonono said, not only are they headquartered in Minnesota, the first Target store was in Minnesota.

      July 13, 2012 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |

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