Lady Gaga Orders Target To Get Down With Homosexuals

Love or hate Lady Gaga, you have to admit that she’s done wonderful things for the gays. After inking a deal with Target—a store I would sadly spend most of my waking moments in—Gaga held a meeting with the execs and demanded they stop funding anti-gay groups. In the past, the store had donated $150,000 to a political group that supported a ban on gay marriage. Gaga described the discussion as “intense’ and said the following:

That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting. 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.

Subsequently, Target has rescinded any and all financial support to anti-gay groups and has made a donation of $500,000 to LGBT groups. (FYI: Target is worth, like, a billion dollars.)

Isn’t this news kind of insane? The fact that Lady Gaga is powerful enough to change one of the biggest corporations is pretty mind-blowing. Imagine if Lady Gaga was a creepy Christian who hated gay people. That alternative is terrifying. Regardless of your feelings about Gaga, it’s important to note that she’s a progressive liberal who basically has as much influence as Obama. Whoa. That’s an intense thought. And so American. TC mark

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  • rilez

    I'm a “creepy Christian” but I have love for the gays. My best friend at the Christian college I attend is gay. Christians can be gay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1628148658 Brenna Haddan

      I don't think he meant that all Christians are creepy, I think he meant that there are, indeed, creepy Christians.

    • Vienna

      The Christians who are gay, just cant be called Christians. A Christian obeys God's word, they don't go against it. Its pathetic that gay people think they can continually sin (knowing that being gay is a sin) and call themselves Christian.

      • rilez

        Obviously being gay ISN'T a choice. If God created everything, then he also created homosexuality. If you cracked a bible open or took a class, you'd realize that every piece of scripture that supposedly has to do with homosexuality is more or less interpreted that way by the reader. The pieces in the Old Testament referring to homosexuality can also be interpreted as “temple prostitution.” The Old Testament only truly condemns humans of male/male RAPE… not marriage or consensual sexuality. Jesus never once mentions homosexuality, and you'd think that if it was a sin, he would have gone over it considering his teachings were more or less about the required behaviors of followers of God. Get your facts straight “vienna.” Thanks.

  • Tsubaki

    And now all the homogays can start shopping at target again. Thank god, because I need to buy some new headphones from target…and I really miss archer farms cookies!

    • Vienna

      The REAL Christians won't be shopping there. It will be the devils store now, filled with sin's and gayness.

      • rilez

        Get some help, for all our sakes.

  • http://sixmetamorphoses.blogspot.com/ The Other Jordan

    I'm glad that that's taken care of. Now they can get back to helping each other get insanely rich(er).

  • http://exitclov.tumblr.com exitclov

    I love this bitch. Even though Born This Way makes me smh, you can't deny that she's making change in the mainstream.

    • Vienna

      You love the “bitch” who is dragging you into sins? Wow!

  • D32742

    I use the term “creepy gays” and I get verbally executed. You use the term “creepy Christians” and they give you a medal. Sorry. Just don't get it.

    • Jwong

      Ryan O'Connel is a creepy gay, for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathon-Ferrari/100001319787228 Jonathon Ferrari

    Target rescinded their support prior to this meeting – a few weeks back actually. I'm not trying to be rude, but giant corporations don't just make changes because the flavor of the week pop-star comes in and demands it. These type of changes come from within the board room and board room alone.

  • http://readingthroughcollege.com Ann

    This whole thing was blown out of proportion–Knowing people who actually work for Target Corporation–and not just cashiers, but people who work at headquarters–and being from Minneapolis, Target is actually a super gay-friendly corporation to work in comparison to many others out there. They extend insurance benefits to partners of their employees, even though Minnesota doesn't currently allow same-sex marriage. Also, they are big supporters of the gay communities in Minneapolis and of the Pride festival we have every year. The very liberal people I know, who definitely support gay rights, and who work for Target, were shocked when this first became a big deal, and were upset that people would boycott Target without actually doing any research any this.

    When Target donated money to that political group–which may not have been the best move on it's part, obviously, but it is still a corporation, what can you expect?–it was not doing so with the intention of supporting anti-gay politics; rather it had to do with the group's stance on business. (Obviously, Target should've thought more about donating this money in the first place though)

    Sorry to actually being putting a serious comment on a Thought Catalog post… but just saying.

    • http://readingthroughcollege.com Ann

      Sorry for all the misspellings, I don't really pay attention when I type.

  • Natemwilson

    What is the name of the mysterious aforementioned “Anti gay political group”.

    • Pat

      It's called the Republican Party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/G-rac-Ushdugery/100000870217856 G-rac Ushdugery

    Just as there can be creepy gays, god knows I've been involved with a few.

  • PERFECTCIRCLES

    I'll stop stealing Interpol CDs from Target now and START buying “Gaga” cassettes.

  • Ed




    why I need to move the fuck OUT of Seattle

    • Guest

      lol just don’t shop at target. there is a ross at northgate too!

  • Yes

    “creepy Christian who hated gay people”?? Excuse me?
    Imagine if Lady Gaga is a Christian who loves everyone and got Target to support that, like exactly what she did. *gasp*

  • Jay

    Makes me feel a little better about the plight of the atheist. Atheists are about 50 to 70 years behind the gay community on the “acceptable scale.”

    • Rooflopsy

      Yeah, you hear about atheists hate crimes all the time…. moron

  • marlon

    i will no longer shop at target , please understand AMERICA that we are allowing 3% of our population decide what is right . its ROME all over again ,the decline of western civilization . what happend to majority rule ?

    • http://twitter.com/FLYamSAM Denden

      Don't you miss when we all decided it was fine and dandy to have slaves?

      • lola

        dont you miss when it was ok to kill in the name of god…. you would be first

      • http://twitter.com/FLYamSAM Denden

        If only I were more of a masochist, I'd think you were coming on to me.

  • Julie

    “Creepy Christian that hated gay people” Where is YOUR tolerance that libs like you are always whining about? So it's ok to fund pro-gay groups but not ok to support those who want to protect traditional marriage? I am disappointed in Target bowing at the alter or political correctness.

    • http://twitter.com/FLYamSAM Denden

      Lol “traditional”

      • Guest

        idk what’s funny. i get your point but up until the 21st century there have been only male/female marriages in the US, so by definition it is traditional…

    • dan

      totally. why should target bend over for that hack? its just plain extortion (she IS Italian after all) . and furthermore why do the LBGT need charity? its not like being gay is a disease.

  • Longtoread

    IF this is true, I will be doing all that I can to spread the word so that others with morals, ethics, a conscience, and a love for God will not be spending a dime at Target. Shame on Target; shame on LGG, and shame on you for your insulting Christians.

    • Really?!

      You obviously are a creepy Christian…where is your tolerance of others that your Bible, and god teach you? So go around thumping your Bible, and throwing your faith at everyone around you. Continue judging others. That doesn't seem very Christian to me.

      • Mirror

        You ought to show more respect for people's beliefs as you're asking people to show respect for what you believe.

        As a sidenote, the bible doesn't teach tolerance. It teaches a moral standard. That being said it does say we shouldn't judge others. My view, God judges so I don't have to. I would say you should be careful to make sure that you're not also judging Really?, because from reading your post it sounds like you're doing the same thing your condemning someone else for doing.

      • greppo

        I judge that MIRROR is bigoted, intolerant of people who are fine by utilitarian standard but condemned in the writings of bronze-age priests. And MIRROR's imaginary friend is judging us so MIRRO doesn't have to? Crazy talk. You're judging too.

      • Vienna

        Why do gay people think everyone is judging them? I don't get it! Christians aren't judging you, we are trying to prevent you from going to hell. Its a sin to be a homosexual!!!!

  • Tadams122

    I will no longer shop Target! It is time this new age tolerance ends. It is time America begs God's forgiveness and turns back to the true God that made our country so great. This is another way to destroy family, morals , decency, and the American fundalmentalism that made our country stand out from the rest of the world.

    • John

      …and not being tolerant of others is building up your family morals, and decency?

    • Andy Camarda

      No, what made our country stand out from the rest of the world was the progressive idea to separate church and state and give the power to the people, the ideas you preach will bring us back into the dark ages and slow the advancement and enlightenment of our culture. Instead of worrying about telling others what they can do with their own bodies, why don't you use your time to help those who are sick and less fortunate. I for one will use my time to better society out of the goodness of my heart instead of by fear of hell

    • vpac

      Its appalling that there remains such a close mindedness in America, of all countries. The pioneer of liberties for the people, harbors some of the most ignorant ones who are so unwilling to accept natural human diversity and with that you may get lifestyles you don't agree with. It will only get more diverse, so perhaps its people like you who need to eradicate themselves out of this country and relocate to something more fitting for their mindset. Communist china perhaps?

      • Steppingout

        Lady? Gage Her- yes! Because any person who would blackmail another in any way shape or form is NO better than a Terrorist. Now This SEX PIECE (Gaga) is using it, her influence that was given her by abusing her natural God Given Beauty and Talent to infiltrate the weak and influential minds of young people at best! To Force HER BELIEFS onto a Company that was built on Morals and not to be lied about as if because Gag me Lady would rather show us how powerful she is and how she is able to influence (probably through her own way of SEX ABUSE) Good People (who must answer to shareholders) to compromise their very own PERSONAL Beliefs to make this passing FREAK SHOW feel superior and powerful. Well Saddam Hussein was Powerful also and found ways to get people to agree with him.

        To Outwardly Denounce Jesus Christ, miss gaga, is like telling your weak followers to do whatever they feel like, even if it will be trading their sole, as you have; for a time (short lived) in the limelight.
        I do hope you repent and decide to become a positive influence on those influential people that follow such a high minded egotistical person as yourself.
        I liked you, until I got to know this side of you, and Do Not Be Deceived- this has nothing to do with gay rights, as we (Christians) know we all are free to choose, even to be wrong.
        We also believe somewhere inside of you you believe you are doing something good, it is PRIDE that will keep you in the losing end of your personal war and hidden terrorism.

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  • Vienna

    I used to be a cashier at Target. I'm so glad that I quit working for an unchristian company. I will NEVER step foot into this store again. Its disgusting!!!

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  • Mucerprm

    When I heard that Lady Gaga did this I went to the Target 2 blocks from my house that I had been boycotting for months. I'm very glad she has done this.

    I would like to point this comment out: “Why do gay people think everyone is judging them? I don't get it! Christians aren't judging you, we are trying to prevent you from going to hell. Its a sin to be a homosexual!!!!”

    There it is. You are talking out of both sides of your mouth. If you say 'I'm not judging you' then you don't get to say, 'It's a sin to be gay.' Because guess what, moron? Telling me it's a sing to be gay IS JUDGING ME.

    For anyone who wonders what Jesus said about gay people, it is precisely this: ” .” That's right. Not one word.

    For anyone who thinks being gay is a sin, I highly recommend you stop focusing on those things you have absolutely no say or control over and focus on making yourself a better person. I seem to recall something a certain Galilean carpenter said about a beam in one's eye…

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    “I like your Christ”.
    “I do not like your christians”.
    “They are not like your Christ”.
    Ghandi

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