Christian Clancy, manager to Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Em All affiliate Frank Ocean, has apologized to Target for insinuating that they refused to carry his client’s album because he came out about his sexuality, reports ABC News.
“I apologize for my comments about Target,” said Clancy. “They are not carrying Frank’s album because it went digital first. Not for ANY other reason. … My response was simply an emotional knee jerk reaction. … Stop. Breath. Do the best you can. Be honest. Keep it moving.”
Clancy initially took to the Twittersphere with the following message:
“Target has refused to carry Frank’s album because of iTunes exclusive,” he tweeted. “Interesting since they also donate to non-equal rights organizations.”
Target has come under fire in the past for it’s homophobic tendencies, including donating money to anti-gay politicians, leading to boycotts from the LGBT community. Lady Gaga also canceled a $10 million dollar partnership with the company because of its hard-line conservative affiliations and refusal to comply with the agreed upon terms:
“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” the singer told Billboard.com. “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.”