Report: TARGET Refuse To Sell Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Published: Wednesday 11th Jul 2012 by David

As was to be expected, Frank Ocean‘s sexuality-baring letter has in many ways served as both a gift and a curse to the artist.

For while the ‘revelation’ has seen his art garner attention like never before, he has also found himself at the receiving end of what some might call ‘homophobic propaganda’.

Propaganda, which if a member of his team is to be believed, has led to his debut album being blacklisted by the retail company ‘Target‘.

Unsettling story below…

His representative  Christian Clancy is reported to have tweeted:

Target has refused to carry Franks album because of Itunes exclusive. Interesting since they also donate to non equal rights organizations.

What Clancy is referring to is Target’s alleged support of Far Right Republican Tom Emmer in 2010.

Emmer, who is reported to have received a sum of $150,000 from the company, is most renown for his controversial stance on LGBT issues, which saw him spawn the following in 2008:

Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America… they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do…

They know homosexuality is an abomination.

Believed to mirror Target’s own belief system, their refusal to sell ‘Orange’ has prompted many- including Clancy- to cite homophobia as the real reason for not selling Ocean’s LP.

This wouldn’t be the first time Target has found itself in hot water over this issue.

Back in 2011, Pop sensation Lady GaGa revoked an exclusive version of her LP ‘Born This Way‘ originally given to the company once she caught wind of their affiliations with Emmer.

It should be noted that the Frank’s iTunes exclusive does give Target a feasible reason as to why they won’t stock the project.

However, judging from allegations pointed at them in the past, we can’t but understand the concerns of some of the star’s more loyal supporters.

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  1. jamir21 July 11, 2012

    Isnt Target homophobic anyway ???

    • Nahlia July 11, 2012

      Umm Target sells Adam Lambert’s Album, The Cast Of Glee’s Album basically they are not homophobic in any way. They’re probably pissed that he gave it to itunes exclusively that means not as many people will go out to buy it in their stores, so they lose money. And Tit for Tat is a fair Game. Now Franky is gonna lose money.

      • FAF July 11, 2012

        None of the aforementioned is blk….

      • Yulee July 11, 2012

        yep I believe thats more of the problem than anything not no homo type stuff.

        Muppet Baby Creator Tells Tiny (Ti’s Wife) To Change Her Face; Doesn’t Believe Resemblance to Miss Piggy Is an Accident – http://goo.gl/kW4Ho …this was mean but so funny

    • Jasmine July 11, 2012

      I think it’s too early to label Target a complete racist and homophobe corporation. Even if that is the case let’s see if his album hits stores on the original release date. Just because you jump and move your release date up does not mean stores will follow suit. I’m sure there are a lot of retailers that have not even received their copies yet so there is no CD from him to put out yet.

  2. Jak July 11, 2012

    I think people are reaching with this claim only because Target has sold Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken’s material so homophobia would be a justifiable claim.

    I think the label pushing up the album release was thirsty to begin with, since they obviously did it to capitalize on the buzz of Frankie’s “coming out” and might have tripped some legal cords in the process.

    Womp…it’s only target anyway. In this age, there’s a billion and one ways to obtain an album and Frank’s core audience will probably be buying online anyway or at a local record store.

      • I’gnat Sh*t July 11, 2012

        Keep in mind this is solely off his itunes release you poor loss sole. His physical album will not be out til Tuesday. On that fact alone he’s already outsold other artist if these numbers are true.

      • theman July 11, 2012

        What people need to realize here, i that the physical album is the most important of all. He is an a legit artist, so he needs that album on their shelves. They are one of the hugest retailers. Digital albums are minimal. His sales digitally are only that robust because of the controversy. Target is major and he needs them. Digital singles are huge, but that albums play a small role.

  3. Jak July 11, 2012

    *wouldn’t

  4. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

    HA!

    coconut of the day.

    • KANG !!! July 11, 2012

      Why this h**’s so dumb? 🙁

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        you should have said that to your mommy when she let her boyfriend’s d*** go deep in her 50 inches wide tunnel and gave birth 2 u.

    • blue ivy debut album coming soon July 11, 2012

      BACK TO D*** RIDING RIRI AGAIN LOL U MAKE ME LAUGH

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        @blue ivy you shut the hell up you or still
        in the closet at yo momma beyonce’s house
        and she’s not letting you out until your social
        security starts! So we can’t see you till then
        you or under age and still a baby, girl!

    • Denial July 11, 2012

      Quoting Got2breal all the time? What straight man sits down and watches got2breal like that. But then you are not a straight man. You are a homosexual man.

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        Yes he very very big homosexual. I not care if he homosexual if he not fronting like he isnt. I no like hypocritical people

  5. ANTHONY July 11, 2012

    So target dnt sell Elton JOhn or the AMerican Idol dude Cds..but am going to target today to see if Elton JOhn or the other dude is being sold….

  6. kelly July 11, 2012

    When the gay card fails……bring out the race card. Believe it or not, many millions of folks do not want to hear this mans music.

    • Ms.La July 11, 2012

      B**** shut the f*** up & hear that! You’re the only fool bringing up anything about race. When the stupidity card fails……….bring out the ignorance card!

      • Rell July 11, 2012

        Yes Ms.LA let that ignorant stupid ass have it!

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        @KELLY Yes exactly, and if that don’t work get beyonce
        and jay to send them a email! Or kanye to go off on them.

  7. Kat July 11, 2012

    Here is a brave and talented man…powerful combination….
    He should just continue kicking ass, and he’ll be just fine 🙂

  8. ANTHONY July 11, 2012

    Well it not a gay issue, cause they do have Elton John for sale in there stores and on there site

  9. James227 July 11, 2012

    I guess Karma coming back for Def Jam/Jay -Z what they did years ago was not right either. Blocking and blacklisting. Ha! welcome to the club Frank

    • Lax July 11, 2012

      @JAMES227 so true

  10. nerd July 11, 2012

    OH HELL no target is were i get all my cd.. that is STUPID!

    I’m file a complain.

    No wonder why didn’t see it online

  11. I’m not throwing shade, but… July 11, 2012

    Couldn’t it be that he is with odd future and they clearly represent demonic tendencies? Maybe it’s a religious thing and not sexuality or race.

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      elaborate please … cuz yours made sense to me !!

    • Benron July 11, 2012

      But they stalk Gaga, Rihanna and Beyonce…

  12. EnRanc July 11, 2012

    Now if Walmart decides to not carry it, Frank is f*****!
    (And not the way he likes it)

    • Lax July 11, 2012

      lol

    • Gina* July 12, 2012

      uhm, walmart sells clean versions of everything so why would you want to buy it from there?

  13. Kayla July 11, 2012

    Get the right you f****** homophobic idiots. He’s BIsexual not HOMOsexual. That means he’ll take a p**** AND a d***. So if your gonna discriminate against him, at least give him some rights. And remember this:when y’all see that he does it big, don’t flip the switch and try to sell his s***. I’m just sayin

    *i can’t knock target because they sell explicit content unlike walmart and the sell deluxe edition of everything once again unlike walmart.

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

      you think ppl don’t understand what is meant by BI ?

      but as long as his ass could be getting drilled by d**** , then he ain’t also straight , …..

      something like a shemale , she ain’t a woman , and also he ain’t a man , something that is ‘Error’ ! sorry about that !

    • That B*tch July 11, 2012

      There is no such thing as being bi. You’re either gay or straight! If you like someone of the same s** romantically then you’re gay. That’s it! No ifs ands or buts.

      • Truth July 11, 2012

        Yea there are a lot of people who use the term bi to passify…because its easier to use that term than to say gay…I know a lot of gay men do that early on when trying to come to terms with themselves and still feel accepted….until you realize that you are in fact gay…and I am a gay male

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        ^^^^ i see no lies in here.

        but how a guy gonna fall in love with another guy like him ?! , i will never understand 😆 , like he love the body and the d*** or really in a bad romance like when you fall in love with a girl and you wanna marry her and yada yada ?

        cuz if it was all for the sake of s** and ” let’s have fun and use our bodies in the process” then they are no different than animals IMO.

        i will never understand it.

      • Denial July 11, 2012

        Still trying?

        You know how a guy would like another guy cause you like men seeing that you are a homosexual gay ass man.

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        But you love d*** in your ass @Pop. You bottom. Which funny cuz I thought flip flop mean versatile s** in gay world. But you flip-flop bottom.

  14. KD July 11, 2012

    We are reading a bit much into this aren’t we? Target is a business, any decision made is exactly that a BUSINESS decision that has factored in the bottom line.

    Frank is far too talented for his team to be resorting to “woe is me” tactics.

  15. Um OK July 11, 2012

    While Target’s been known to support conservative groups in the past, they recently made headlines for proudly selling pride shirts to support a pro-gay marriage group. So it’s seems very unlikely that they would do that and then drum up negative publicity by rejecting a gay musician. Especially since they already carry other openly gay artists like Adam Lambert. It is not homophobia. This is a non story.

    • cece July 11, 2012

      There is something else behind this than being said. I don’t believe for one minute that by Frank being bi-sexual has anything to do with selling his albums. Now I believe some involvement with Def Jam & Itunes are involved in this s***.

    • kelly July 11, 2012

      Frank has low self esteem. He only done this for PR, AND as we live in a sick ‘ look – at – me – i am ‘different ‘ culture this is what it is. It will not last though. YOU CANNOT MAKE A CAREER AS A BLACK GAY MAN.

      Elton john still has his white skin to fall back on.

      • Um OK July 11, 2012

        I totally disagree. Frank has the support of his many fans, Beyonce, Jay Z, President Obama etc lol There are many wonderful brothers out there gay and FEARLESS. They’re working and are very successful. You seem pressed in your posts about Frank’s sexuality. Why do you wish to spread your negativity instead of promoting acceptance & positivity I will never understand. Times are changing my friend and you’re gonna get left behind in the past w/ that attitude.

      • Lax July 11, 2012

        @UM The president is for the entire united states and jay and beyonce is good and we shall see. It could be a mix up because it do not make sense at all. His personal life is his personal like until he came out.

      • cece July 11, 2012

        Obama only did that for votes. He don’t give to f**** about the gays or he would have passed laws in the begining. Do you really know what they call Obama? They call him thefirst black & gay president lol. I’m not joking either. Now Beyonce use the gay men for her own purpose within her career. Jay helping Obama get votes so now all of a sudden he sides with Obana about being gay is alright.

        Frank is not bi he’s actually a gay black male. Times are changing but not that damn much. You go down in some ot the southern states you will surely find out how much thing changed. Alot of southern states don’t accept gays.

    • cece July 11, 2012

      Zoc Brown Band will take the #1 spot with 210-225k next week.

  16. Verve July 11, 2012

    I guess I’m supposed to be outraged or morally offended by this, or something? I’m not. And his rep trying to play the gay card is weak on their part. Frank and his team have spent the past few weeks cooking up various stunts to sell his album, all while trying to present him as being earnest, heartfelt and sincere. Target’s refusal to sell his album is karma, IMO. In the meantime, they’re probably loving all this, because it gives them yet another avenue to create publicity. They now get to paint Frank as some kind of victim of unjust discrimination, hoping that it tugs at more heartstrings that’ll ultimately work in his favor.

    • kelly July 11, 2012

      well done. 100% CORRECT.

    • william July 11, 2012

      @Verve

      You got that right the same way they did Rihanna. They got a dumb country kid then made their move. Planned much

  17. Belladonna July 11, 2012

    You know what, Homophobic people are always saying how much they dont like gay people so F*** all people who dont like gay people in the world (F*** you and I hope you go to F****** HELL B****) And thats how I f****** feel BITCHs And to all the black people who hate gay people you mother fuckers were looked at like s*** and now you bitchs have power and you dont give a f*** about the next people coming up but thats ok because were doing the damn thing! But all i know is when the next group of people thats hated on comes along I WONT make them feel like S***!

    • CzarM July 11, 2012

      Man, shut your corny ass up. LOL

  18. YepYep July 11, 2012

    This has nothing to do with him coming out. Target gives money to all sorts of political candidates based on issues that affect their business. They gave money to Emmer because of his positions on economic issues. They sell tons of cd’s from gay/bisexual artists. They’re mad about iTunes getting exclusives because iTunes is a competitor that is eating into their profits. That’s it. People need to quit reaching.

    • william July 11, 2012

      @YeYep

      I read this on another site

  19. ButExcuseMe July 11, 2012

    Why do people think they have the right to tell others what they do or don’t like.

    First of all, Frank never said he was gay or bisexual, he admitted to being in love with a man.
    In my book, human beings are TOO complex to assume everyone one of us fits into the three categories which is why we shouldn’t be so quick to label people just because WE find them easier to define when we do so.

    Second, who are these people who believe it’s impossible to be bisexual. Yes it is very possible to have a sexual attraction to both male and females even if the attraction is not equally weighed.
    The notion that dudes who like dudes are EXCLUSIVELY gay is just as ignorant as calling a straight man gay for finding a transgender woman attractive.

    WE ARE FAR TOO COMPLEX FOR THAT. It is very possible for someone to have an underlying attraction to the same s** and never ‘act on it’ because they are more attracted to the opposite s**.

    Please stop putting people into boxes unless they have asked you to.

    • Um OK July 11, 2012

      That was an excellent post. You’re way too intelligent for this site tbh.

    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 11, 2012

      Excellent post! People are too ignorant about everything

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

      Excelllent , Bravo post

      • william July 11, 2012

        Frank never said he was gay but he never denied it either . He has had plenty of times to correct what people are saying on these blogs just like Ne-yo did

  20. DTG July 11, 2012

    :::::::::: blank stare ::::::::::

    Oh well. I wasn’t planning to buy it anyway.

  21. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

    sorry , i’m muslim and i gotta respond to this one :

    Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America… they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do…

    They know homosexuality is an abomination.

    _______________________________________________________

    the FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ?!!!

    yes , you are right , we are against homosexuality since we are all about religions in middle east just like you are about s** in other countries ” sorry for stereotypes tho” , and i think Christianity state the same about homosexuality for that matter !! but we “muslims” don’t care about the homos in america ,whether they are alive or dead , let alone execution , why i will care about a gay man in a country that is a far away from me ? like they are not even in our priorities !!!
    and that gay man isn’t certainly muslim , so why i will go hard on him in the name of islam ?!! like for real now ?!!

    it’s like wanting to kill some asian girl for eating sushi and play with the religion card and say ” it is forbidden in yada yada far away in wonderland ” ?!! the actual f*** ?!!

    don’t involve muslims in this !! we don’t care about homosexuals in USA or some gay musician ! and for that matter , we have lady gaga’s cds and adam lambert ones and already had madonna ” with her whole gayness and rainbows” in here in a f*****’ muslim arabic country !! i bet U can not get more acceptance than this even in your f***** country ” USA , UK , etc … ” no one said anything about “killing them for being gay” !!! or anything like that !! what the f*** is happening now ?!! yes we don’t like gays cuz we all about religions but it ends there , dis- likeness, we don’t wanna kill anybody cuz they are gay/bi/the f*** , what the f*** ?!! so u think no gay ppl come to visit us muslims ?!!!!!! hahahahahahaaha !!! 😀

    it’s one thing to refuse to sell this man cd , but to involve an entire group of ppl in the process who are not to get involved in this is a f*****’ childish move …..

    this make me really sick. the whole thing is f***** up !

    • QueenOfTheNavy July 11, 2012

      Please Pop Royalty please, there are just as many gay or bisexual men in the middle east as there are in the Western world.
      Difference is? Nobody in the middle east wants to admit it.

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        Starting with him. He big gay man and wont admit it. Very sad

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        Wrong !!!! not as many as in western world !! but applying the “nothing is 100%” theory, then there can be SOME gays there too. but not as many as u imagine tho. cuz most of the countries in ME are super-religious ! i’m not joking ! SUPER !! if you think ppl who are religious in your country are to be compared to ours , then u are wrong !! lke the man stated above !! we are super !!!
        and i don’t think the problem is “admitting” for them , the problem is , countries in here are not so used to the lifestyle of the LGBT ppl, i believe it will be O.K if it was a foreign man who’s acting like it since we are nice in here and don’t go and kill strangers just for being themselves , but if it is someone from the country itself and acting GAY, hahaaaaaaaa , then this will be another story !! no joke ! it’s a FAT no no if you are muslim and gay ! like can you sneeze with your eyes open ?!! if you can then any muslim can be gay !!!

        so hope this help u , and no , i’m not gay ! i love some girl and i wanna really marry her and make some babies with her in the future, thanks for asking !!

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        You are muslim and gay. Stop lying to self. You are homosexual.

    • Denial July 11, 2012

      Must be real hard for you being a gay muslim then.

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        LOL. but true

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        U just don’t understand a damn thing , if u wanna have a real conversation , you are welcome , if you gonna act like ” oh , you are gay in denial , oh you drink water , then you gay , oh you smiled , then you are gay , and yada yada ” then just stop. u are going no where son and u know it.

        u can go and act like that while enjoying being ignored ! simply cuz you will never know me more than myself and you don’t know how my life is going or what i do in it.

        so …..

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        I no care if you ignore me. Anytime I see you post bashing gay people like yourself I will respond to you. You can ignore all you want.

        Fact is you love, messiness drama etc and before this new thug act you act like typical messy queen. You not even like Frank Ocean who is not stereotypical gay man. You worse cuz you stereotype. Before ppl not bring up your homosexuality you also flirt openly with men. You no love urself cause ur religion say you should not. But you not fooling anyone Pop you are gay man, accept it and you will be much happier person.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        @MEH :

        Girl/man , i don’t know what’s your problem with me , but i didn’t kill your mom.

        and being nice with other guys , who i don’t know personally , doesn’t mean i’m gay, AND you accuse me of “stereotyping” but look at you son. and u need to re-check what’s the meaning of the word “gay” cuz clearly , something is f***’d up !!!
        i don’t even know why i’m talking to you. but i guess that what u wanted from the start , a response , so hope you happy i finally gave a f***. now u can enjoy your life dude.

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        I woman and my problem with you I already say. You hypocrite person. I no like hypocrites. They disgusting. You bash homosexual people and you blatant homosexual. You scared little boy living in place that teach you to hate yourself and you go along with spreading hate in name of religion that hates you. That what f***** up.

        Lol at being nice to men. I read you on this site saying in lyrics how you would f*** men before. You in big denial. I already say I no care if you respond or not also. If you post hate toward gay people as a gay man urself I will respond to hypocritical hate. Go cry in corner if you cannot deal with it. I don’t care.

    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 11, 2012

      Dear @pop what are u talking about? You don´t care about this issue? What are u doing here then? You are losing it lately. You´ve been hating a little bit on Beyonce now cos she supports Frank ocean and now Rihanna is your fav again? Please
      People are right, the percentage of homosexuals is the same everywhere. Only that in the last decades some parts of the world have been accepting them (slowly) and your part of the world has not. People don´t want to be killed or bullied till suicide for any reson so I´m sure u don´t know gay people since they are the hell afraid of showing their true selfs. Sorry they are around you

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        @JOHN :

        -I’m talking about this post.
        – since i saw the word “muslim” in it , then i started to care.
        -i didn’t hate on bey cuz she supports frank ocean , u think i’m that shallow ? i’m just playing with the hive.
        – no , ppl are wrong !! have you ever been to an arabic country @john ? have you ?!! like do you know how ppl live in there or you just gonna google it and CNN it ?
        – i do realize they are around me, far away maybe , you are right ! but as i said earlier , their problem is not “admitting” it , the problem is , what’s gonna happen after admitting it !! to ease it on you , when someone ‘come out of the closet” in your country , they know they gonna belong to that LGBT community , right ? and ppl gonna get used to this person’s new lifestyle and will adapt in a certain way to it , right ?!! and it will be some kind of “O.K” for this person , right ?

        here the situation is different @john , like totally !! even if they will manage to get away with it ‘ probabilities are low”, it won’t be that easy , and ppl’s skin here is so thick , like if you are gay and u gonna come out of the closet , they know it and know what gonna happen after saying “i’m gay” , they gotta be badass for doing so , no amount of bullying gonna stop them if they decided to come out , CUZ THEY KNOW IT !! cuz it is like going to a priest and say ” f*** jesus” in their face ( i know the example is f*****’ dumb , but it is really as bad as this one) , sorry !!!

        it is really that bad for them @john, i’m feeling sorry for them ONLY for 2 reasons , they are humans like me , and cuz they happened to be in an arabic country while being gay !! this is my own view on the subject !!

        -as u can see , i’m discussing the whole thing while putting my own point of view on the side cuz i state facts , no one will know your home better than u and this is the case in here !

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        He knows gay people. He is gay.

      • Denial July 11, 2012

        So that’s why you’re scared to come out huh. Poor little gay muslim

      • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 11, 2012

        @pop That´s what i was saying. It´s really hard for gay over there. my whole point. That´s why it seems tehre are less gay people in your country. Nothing else

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

      stupid comment ,,,, face IT hun your a HOMO

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        and you are a H** and a half.

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

        never an h**, or w**** i’m an whole B****

    • MissImpartial July 11, 2012

      @POP they are dying for you to be gay. LOL. And I agree with you as if Muslims care whether Target sells Frank Ocean CDs.

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        No one dying for clear gay man to be gay. He is gay man. We already know.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        i know !! i wonder how they gonna act if they saw me in real life ?

        gonna go chimpanzee on me and lick every part of me 😉 ?!! LOL

  22. brigga July 11, 2012

    why is this news? target has done this before with other albums that were itunes exclusive. this isn’t a “gay thing”.
    his manager’s tweet has been deleted anyway, so he must of realized it too.

  23. The One July 11, 2012

    I have never understood why people worry about other individuls sexuality so much! If someone is gay, bi, straight, or just plan nasty what does it have to do with you? For those who are using the bible to condemn people, also remember the Bible says that you shouldn’t past judgement because only God has a heaven or hell to send someone to! Stop trying to be Jesus because no man or woman on this earth is perfect and all fall short of the glory! All sins carry equal weight in the eyes of our saver. Jesus himself didn’t condemn people, so how can we and it be right?

  24. I Judge Flops July 11, 2012

    I KNOW THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS POST BUT…..
    I’m actually sick of this f****** F**** ASS SITE.

    All you f****** do is shade Rihanna and everybody else but all YOU F****** DO IS PRAISE NICKI MINAJ.

    Let’s be real. You talk s*** about Rihanna vocals yet she sings A LOT BETTER THAN NICKI MINAJ and Nicki tries to sing all the F****** TIME. Nicki can’t dance either.

    You F****** that run this site are so stuck on Nicki Minaj and her MINOR ASS ACCOMPLISHMENTS BUT LET’S STATE SOME REAL FACTS.

    Nicki is the DEFINITION OF FAKE. SHE HAS

    a fake ass
    fake tits
    fake teeth
    wears wigs
    has hip enhancements
    wears TONS OF MAKE UP

    ^— WHAT EXACTLY ABOUT ANY OF THAT IS WORTH PRAISING? What exactly about this b**** is worth celebrating? She is a F****** SELL OUT!

    THIS B**** is FAKE. She sold out of her hip hop roots and started making “POP TART” SONGS SO THAT SHE COULD “BREAK RECORDS” AND BE RELEVANT.

    Think about the message this b**** is sending to young girl. Her entire OUTWARD APPEARANCE IS PROOF THAT SHE HAS NO SELF ESTEEM. Any time you go to a doctor and change EVERYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF you are showing that you think you are a piece of s***.

    Not to mention all these young girls who believe they have to look like an inflated coca-cola bottle to get a guys attention.

    FAKE ASS F****** B****.

  25. mI July 11, 2012

    i can’t believe gays is still falling for this tatics,he wasn’t goping to release the album yet because him and is label saw that there is a strong buzz out there with that gay stunt that he pulled they horry up and release the album without any warnings are anything…so they just did it because they saw that they have the gays in the palm of there hands….that,s mess up to use people though..but it is what it is he got to do what he have to do to move them albums they saw that they have the gays lock so ofcourse take advantage yes if they are making there selves be taken advantage of,franky and is label isn’t even hiding it they are so transperent.

  26. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

    One monkey don’t stop no SHOW!!!!!!

  27. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

    this blog is really filled with dumb ppl , so when i bash gays you go and say ” oh you are homophobic , you hate gays , etc … ” and when i do the complete opposite for once and be easy on them you say i’m gay ?!!

    GTFOH dumb f****.

    clearly this gonna be my last comment ever in this blog , it is going down anyway …. i can’t with this amount of stupidity in one place.

    • Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

      Remember Pop, we have a love relationship here haha, we are lovers, they think we are two bastards.

    • MissImpartial July 11, 2012

      Just because you don’t agree with it doesn’t mean you are gay. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE. And don’t let them confuse you and get to you. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINION.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        no one will reach that level of making me confused about myself , hahahaha 🙂 , but i’m just sick of those dumb f**** !

        and where have you been ? 😉

        it been ages since i saw you here !! i will miss u too ! one of the few ppl in TGJ who has a functioning-properly brain !!

      • Meh July 11, 2012

        You cant confuse confused person.

        You confused about alot of things. Which pop girl to support. Which personality to take on : messy queen or thug. Which ass to kiss etc etc.

        Not shock you try to confuse yourself on your homosexuality too.Too bad for you you can confuse but you cant run from it Every time you look in mirror you will see homosexual man.

      • MissImpartial July 11, 2012

        Not going to be the same without you. I donn’t come here that often here anymore it is getting kinda repetitive.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        @MISS :

        I KNOW ! same s*** different day !!

        don’t make me feel bad about it 😀 !! you are cool and i will miss u !! 🙂

    • Denial July 11, 2012

      You can go.Neaux1curr. You’ll just be running from this blog like you running for your homosexuality. Later in denial homosexual

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

      good and don’t come back no more no more no more, hit the road jack.

      I’m sure you want be missed either f** CHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

    Tell me, this is a joke, we are in 2012 and this s*** is still happen, OMG! poor Harvey Milk and all the people who defends the Gays, nothing was worth it, you know, i think Gay people should be more tough, don’t let people tell you what to do, Express Yourself, don’t Repress Yourself, like Madonna said:

    ‘Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the permission of another.’

      • Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

        I love that song, you know Eminem is my husband.

      • Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

        I always listen to his music.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 11, 2012

        the same in here , not only that , but i already had memories with his songs 😉 !!

        everyone like him in here as well. it is kinda obligatory 😆 ! u don’t have any choice but to love him in here !!

      • Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

        I’m a fan since day one.

  29. X,Y,”and Z” July 11, 2012

    THIS STORY: NOT TRUE!! LIES!!

    Sorry, ‘Target’ is now hard-up for cash, as are ALL the retailers. This is PURE unmitigated BS!

    Frank Ocean had gambled, thinking ‘the gays’ would “come running” – Wallets Wide Open – but he’s lost; like BIGTIME!!!

    115-125K..?! With Gay support?! So the gays don’t want him, neither does R&B, Rap/Hip Hop! Frank Ocean gambled – he lost! He’s now finished!

    Wait a sec..

    Hadn’t TGJ staff stated that Frank Ocean’s album was going to outsell CBreezy’s ‘Fortune’? What happened??

    X,Y,”and Z”

    • THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. July 11, 2012

      If Frank dooes INDEED sell 115-125k in the first week, this will be EXTREMELY embarrassing for FISTopher as FISTopher struggled to sell 134 his first flop week with Fortune & Frank isnt EVEN as mainstream as FISTopher.

  30. Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

    It doesn’t hurt, if is not so big.

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

      The bigger it is the better it feels

      The small ones are the one’s that hurt.

      • Suicide Blonde July 11, 2012

        haha because you don’t feel it, are you a girl or a boy.

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

        man

  31. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 11, 2012

    Dead at people thinking more than 100.000 copies is bad for a new act who is not generic pop. Even Lana del Rey did´t make it and that was real huge hype and Chris Brown and Usher just sold that being such big and stablished acts. It is a success, maybe it won´t last but it´s really good. Specially if the predictions are based only in this first week digital sales

    • X,Y,”and Z” July 11, 2012

      @JohnVidal re: 4:41 pm —

      1115-125 = “the gays” don’t want/won’t claim him. Neither will R&B, Rap/Hip Hop..he’s finished!

      With his “I’m gay” move Frank Ocean gambled EVERYTHING and lost; BIGTIME! ..Like BIBLICAL!

      Frank Ocean is finished! He can now kiss his career good bye – he flushed it down the toilet!

      Maybe he should now just announce that he’s got A***, maybe then said “gays” will relate. I mean, maybe the U.S. prison population will certainly relate, what’d you say, JohnVidal, I mean, there, Frank can have his “Gay, Diseased” captive audience, yes?

      Maybe he can “pull” a ‘Raz B’: slit his wrists and call TMZ? Hey, don’t laugh, our Razzy is getting all the press he’s every imagined. I mean, that wrist was “limp” anyways, right? ..I better be quiet, the sodomites are probably listening..

      X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

        sorry but you are wrong, Frank Ocean is the topic , everyone I know has been talking about FRAnK …gay/str8

      • lol July 11, 2012

        yawn he selling more than chris

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

        Maybe he should now just announce that he’s got A***, maybe then said “gays” will relate. I mean, maybe the U.S. prison population will certainly relate, what’d you say, JohnVidal, I mean, there, Frank can have his “Gay, Diseased” captive audience, yes?

        ________________________________________________

        Are you forreal the Gay Diseased…..babe it’s more Str8 with the so called gay diseased than gays, so I’m trying understand what it is your trying to say.

        x,y, z I always thought you better than that, but hey it is what it is.

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

        here is a lil info

        This is a myth that refuses to die. Misinformation, fear, ignorance and media sensationalism continue to fuel this myth in America. For every one person like me trying to tell the truth about H** transmission, there seems to be a dozen shrieking, simpleminded, natural-born dullards with a staggering inability to grasp reality.

        H** is not a gay disease. Nope. All of us are at risk in getting H** from unsafe s** or other modes of blood to blood contact, like sharing needles. Television talk shows and all those fundamentalist/conservative/family values groups are chock full of flaky, clueless lightweights who made up their minds twenty years ago that H** is a product of the so-called “gay lifestyle” and it’s God’s wrath on homosexuals. These poor creatures are so invested in this myth that they are incapable of hearing the truth. They continue to spew their self-righteous, delusional feculence to the detriment of all humanity. They are, in fact, shameless, insidious prevaricators driven solely by their irrational loathing and fear of homosexuality.

        The truth is that 16,000 people worldwide are infected with H** every single day (World Health Organization). They are not all gay. In the United States, H** infection rates have held steady at 40,000 per year, but recent preliminary data suggests those rates are on the rise. They are not all gay. African-American and Hispanic women together represent less than one-fourth of all U.S. women, but account for more than three-fourths (76%) of A*** cases among women in this country (CDC Update, 6/98). Women now account for 43% of all H** infected people over the age of 15 (New York Times, 11/98). In just over a decade, the proportion of all A*** cases reported among adult and adolescent women tripled, from 7% in 1985 to 22% in 1997 (CDC Update, 6/98).

        Further, more than 30 million people around the world are living with H** or A***, and by the year 2000 that figure will reach 40 million (UNAIDS/World Health Organization, 12/97). They are not all gay. A*** now kills more people worldwide than any other infection, including malaria and tuberculosis.

        Sure, whites and people with higher incomes and insurance in the United States are gaining greater access to H** therapies and there is a drop in A***-related deaths. But African-American, Hispanic and young white women are being exposed to H** through heterosexual s** with male partners who use intravenous drugs. As a result, H** rates are climbing disproportionately among these populations in America, and these women often do not have access to effective medical care. In Africa, Asia and India, H** has always been and remains and overwhelmingly heterosexual disease. (Note to the purveyors of the “A*** Is God’s Wrath on Homosexuals” theory: Your deity appears to be somewhat inept at determining sexual orientation; it occurs to me that your God bears a more striking resemblance to bumbling Aunt Clara on those Bewitched reruns.)

        Women contract H**. Women get A***. So let’s talk about what’s going on. The female genital tract (v*****) is normally populated by a flora, helpful bacteria like those “active cultures” listed on yogurt containers. This flora (lactobacilli) produces hydrogen peroxide to kill invading organisms and lower the pH level in the v*****, making it less hospitable for foreign organisms. A loss of lactobacillli lowers the natural protective barriers and leads to an increased risk of infection with sexually transmitted diseases. Recent studies conducted by the American Society of Microbiology confirm this. In a study of 144 female s**-workers in Thailand, those with loss of vaginal flora were twice as likely as those with a normal balance of vaginal organisms to contract H**. A study of 657 female s**-workers in Kenya showed that the risk of contracting gonorrhea rose by 78% in women with low levels of lactobacilli.

        Maintaining a natural balance of flora/lactobacilli is beneficial to all women; it is a natural defense against STDs. However, it’s difficult for a variety of reasons. For instance, taking a course of antibiotics to combat an infection somewhere else in the body often wipes out vaginal flora, often leading to a yeast infection (an inflammation that makes women more susceptible to STDs). If a woman must take antibiotics, she should also begin taking an acidophilus supplement to replace lactobacilli (even eating plain yogurt several times a day is helpful).

        Another practice that has a strong negative impact on vaginal flora is douching. Numerous studies concluded douching destroys helpful vaginal flora. In fact, Dr. Sharon Hillier of the University of Pittsburgh, a founder of vaginal lactobacilli research, says, “Douching has no known medical benefit, but there is a $100 million industry out there selling perfumed water to women, and they fall for the advertising.” Dawn Averitt, founder of WISE (Women’s Information and Service Exchange) believes that women living with H** should heed Dr. Hillier’s advice and avoid douching.

        Some other things to remember: spermicides won’t kill H**; they’re designed to kill s****. And then there’s nonoxynol-9, the spermicide that does kill H** in test tubes. Allow me to point out that vaginas are not test tubes. There is no evidence that nonoxynol-9 protects against H** transmission outside the controlled, laboratory test tube model. In fact, several studies suggest it can actually irritate the delicate skin of genitals, thus promoting H** infection. Nor does nonoxynol-9 seem to decrease your chances of getting chlamydia or gonorrhea. In fact, researchers see more vaginal irritation and genital lesions in women who use nonoxynol-9. I say avoid the stuff. Have your partner wear a latex condom and use a water-based lubricant that doesn’t contain nonoxynol-9.

        Speaking of condoms, there is an alternative for women. It’s called Reality, a female condom. I don’t have to tell you how many guys balk at wearing a condom, so this gives women a real choice. The Reality condom is inserted into the v*****. It comes with an explicit set of instructions and an 800 number for questions. It’s a little funky looking, but well worth a try.

        Finally, a disturbing survey emerged from last summer’s 12th World A*** Conference. A University of Illinois study indicated that lesbians aren’t necessarily engaging in risk reduction activities. Of 82 lesbians who reported vaginal s** within a six month period, only four used a barrier. Of 18 who had vaginal s** with a man in that interval, only one-third used a condom. I can almost hear you saying, “Oh, lesbians don’t get H** or STDs.” Another myth. Lesbians who share d***** or v******** risk infection. Lesbians who engage in unprotected s** with men risk infection. Straight, bisexual or lesbian, the risk is real.

  32. Mob July 11, 2012

    “Frank’s iTunes exclusive does give Target a feasible reason as to why they won’t stock the project.”

    It is what it is! He will still sell as the newly found “we love Frank Ocean stans” will purchase it in droves. YAWN, next story please! Frank has the large purse of the gay community, he doesn’t need me or you to cry him a river! The media simply loves him since his open letter admitting he sleeps with both men and women!

  33. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 11, 2012

    P.S Did I miss the memo or something , cause Frank Ocean never stated that he has slept with a man or women , I thought it stated that he feel in love with a man.

    • X,Y,”and Z” July 12, 2012

      @RichardBlack —

      “..never said that he slept with a man or women, I thought it stated that he fell in love with a man” <–O~o

      *Meh..* "..in love with a man"!! <—Isn't that ENOUGH?! Frank Ocean swam through dude's booty-hole and drowned himself in their semen!

      So now that he's gambled all and LOST(115-125K), you're now trying to backpedal: "Oh, it wasn't that bad, he wasn't really gay." Your Frank Ocean played his "gay card", and guess what? Now he's going to OWN it. Not to worry, I'll be out here in cyberspace to remind him, and you.

      Oh, and another thing, re: July 11th, 2012 at 7:46 pm – "here is a lil info"

      ..Allow me to retort: CDC Fact Sheet – H** and A*** among Gay and Bisexual.. "Gay and bisexual men — referred to in the CDC surveillance systems as men who have s** with men (MSM) — of all races continue to be the risk group most severely affected by H**…"

      Estimated New H** Infections in the U.S., 2009, for the Most-Affected Subpopulations:

      White (MSM) – 11,400.
      Black (MSM) – 10,800.
      Hispanic (MSM) – 6,000.
      Black Hetero Women – 5,400.
      Black Hetero Men – 2,400.
      Hispanic Hetero Women – 1,700.
      White Hetero Women – 1,700.

      Here, it's from the latest CDC Fact Sheet, read: //docs.google(dotcom)/viewer?a=v&q=cache:FW8tYQ2Cn-oJ:www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/FastFacts-msm-final508comp.pdf+NIC+and+CDC+black+women+are+getting+a***+from+bisexual+men&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjwMeouatuSTqcsdMbI7dvz-foi4TKmOicNIaGx926A_Og275dCLkHimjLmV9rQ97qeESZdoEAt7c12xKr_sMx4BGWqF8q-EImUyv1X22F6X9DjLEtqADR5fvE3InF4XUcish-u&sig=AHIEtbRrpfUhotZHpWwvRYBcgc9Sif2VPA

      Surprisingly enough, 'str8 black men' are catching H** at less-than 1/2 the rate of 'str8 black women'. WHY?! Just why are 'str8 black women' catching H** at more-than DOUBLE of str8 black men? And which demo, within the general population, are EXPLODING in numbers with H** diagnosis? Gay/Bisexual Men – Black and White – that's who!

      Gay/Bisexual black men are spreading A*** to unsuspecting black women. The numbers speak for themselves!

      Frank Ocean, and his kind, are pronouncing a death sentence upon unsuspecting, innocent black women. The numbers don't lie!

      X,Y,"and Z" — OUT…!!

  34. Arie July 12, 2012

    This has nothing to do with race, sexuality or religion. Frank and his Label pulled a stunt and it backfired, they completely cut out all the other retailer at a chance of making money during first week sales. Target is a business and they made a good business decision, Frank is not a big enough artist to pull a stunt like this. They thought they were being smart by capitalizing on the hype of him coming out and in turn allienated all the other outlets, any outlet that will cary this album next week will be taking a major risk, posibilities of not selling are very high. Retailers are suppose to make money not provide storage for unsold CDs if you guys can’t understand that then you guys are in more trouble than you realise.

  35. Pucci July 16, 2012

    I’m sorry but doesn’t Target employ homosexuals? smdh

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