The Advocate is reporting that a source close to Lady Gaga has confirmed that the entertainer has dissolved her deal with Target over the chain's controversial political donations. "She and Target didn't see eye to eye on Target's policy of political donations and how they affect the LGBT community,".
The magazine was tipped off that the deal had crumbled by Bob Witeck of Witeck-Combs Communications.
Target came under fire by LGBT activists last year when it was revealed the discount store chain had donated corporate funds to MN Forward, a political action committee that supported antigay candidate Tom Emmer in his failed 2010 run for governor of Minnesota.
Last month Gaga discussed the decision to partner with Target with Billboard magazine.
"That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I've ever had in a business meeting," Gaga told the music publication. "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."
- The Advocate is one of the USA's leading print publications for the LGBTIQ Community.