Frank Ocean's Manager Christian Clancy has issued an apology to retailer Target for implying that the retailer decided not to carry Frank Ocean's album "Channel Orange" due to homophobia and discrimination.
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.”
Target released the following statement to Billboard:
“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.”