Frank Ocean’s manager, Christian Clancy, has issued an apology to Target for for implying that they refused to carry channel ORANGE in stores for inequality. “Target has refused to carry Frank’s album because of iTunes exclusive,” Clancy initially tweeted.“Interesting since they also donate to non-equal rights organizations.”
Target later issued a statement to Billboard magazine, denying that Ocean’s sexuality played any role in the matter.
“The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false. Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business. Our assortment decisions are based on a number of factors, including guest demand.”
Clancy, who also manages Tyler, The Creator and most of the Odd Future collective, later recanted his statements, saying that his initial response was “simply an emotional knee jerk reaction.” Clancy continued “I apologize for my comments about Target. 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.”
Frank Ocean is projected to have the #1 album in the country next week, and the physical copy of his album shall be available for purchase this Tuesday, July 17th.
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