For those who shopped on Black Friday, I sure hope that you didn’t receive employees like these. Because if you did, they were probably just playing you.
Dressed up as workers employed at Target, these two pranksters took the biggest shopping day in America to fool poor and unsuspecting customers into buying products they don’t need.
But hey, isn’t that the whole point of Black Friday anyways?
According to E! Online, Lady Gaga has broken her partnership with Target after a long battle over the company’s choice of political donations.
“Lady Gaga and Target came to a mutual decision to end their overall exclusive partnership a few weeks ago,” a rep told E! Online, ending the dream of a Target exclusive edition of Born This Way. But this partnership had been no monster-ball from the very beginning.
A few weeks ago, Gaga shocked gay fans around the world after her announcement that Target would have an exclusive edition of her upcoming album. The company had dominated headlines when it was announced that they had used $150,000 to support MN Forward, a political action committee, which supported Tom Emmer, whose campaign for governor of Minnesota made a donation to a Christian rock organization that promotes death and violence to gays, back in 2010.
When Gaga heard of the news, she and her manager, Troy Carter, met with executives of Target to discuss her concerns. “That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Gaga told Billboard. “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 groups.”
But apparently, Target couldn’t care enough to change! Talk about recipe for a failed relationship.
Target VP of communications Dustee Jenkins responded to Gaga’s statement, telling Billboard how excited they are to be able to work with Gaga, whose fan base, they believe, is “unmatched.” “What I would say,” Jenkins said, “is as we’ve conducted a review of our process, as we’ve looked overall at our support of the LGBT community, certainly her perspective was very helpful in conversations. But we’ve considered a variety of different perspectives along the way, and that’s gotten us to where we are today.” Not once throughout the interview was Jenkins able to promise that Target will stop their supporting anti-gay political candidates; basically, they appreciate her words of wisdom and will say what they can to keep her happy, but it ends at that.
“It’s so important to me, please, to clear up any misconceptions or concerns,” Gaga told Target, according to Billboard. “Whatever you can do to assure my fans and the gay community that I have their back, please do.”
Too bad they couldn’t, because they just lost themselves what could have been a huge partnership.