Oooooooh, messy messy messy. Retail giant Target will not be selling Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' album. Reps for the store claim it is strictly a business decision but I think it's bullshit. We all know, Frank came out recently and told the public that he was once in love with a man and that some of his music was written with a man in mind. However, Target claims that is not why they won't be selling Ocean's album.
e album is a reaction to iTunes' one-week exclusive which would mean all stores would lose out on first week sales. I hate to be judgemental but something doesn't seem right.
According to the HuffingtonPost.com, the brand (Target) has a complicated history with the LGBT community. Target first faced a strong backlash after donating a whopping $150,000 to MN Forward, a group that was backing Tom Emmer's gubernatorial bid in Minnesota. Emmer was known for being especially conservative and not supporting equal rights for LGBT citizens. At the time, Target Corp.'s CEO Gregg Steinhafel said the company was merely championing a candidate who would be an advocate for its business interests. He apologized at a later date.
Well readers, what do you think? The Babbling Bee's are dying to hear your take on this.