Time for the Queerty Week in Comments, with the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the readers!
“They killed him off before hot superhero sex—that is unforgivable!”
Max the Communist is frustrated by DC Comics, in That Was Fast: Green Lantern’s Boyfriend Killed Off Almost Immediately
“Jay-Z and Kanye West are Jay-Z and Kanye West. Watch the Throne was the most anticipated hip hop project of 2011 and was guaranteed to sell no matter the format. Target was going to sell a shit-ton of copies of Watch the Throne no matter how far in advance it was digitally released. They are zeitgeist artists and household names that the casual consumer will buy on impulse.
With Frank Ocean, this is one of those rare capturing-lightning-in-a-bottle marketing campaigns that the stars must align for. Playing devil’s advocate, I’m sure that Target saw that they suddenly had this out of nowhere opportunity to sell three times as many units due to the deafening buzz, only to have the rug pulled from underneath them before they could even adjust their initial shipment demands. It rubs salt in the wound to know for a fact that this was Def Jam’s intent all along, and intentionally deceived the brick and mortar stores.
I also feel that this whole debacle is much less about sales specifically for Channel Orange, and more for albums in the future that ride the hype wave and succumb to the convenience of downloading.”
Nick spells it out, in No, Target Isn’t Being Homophobic By Not Carrying Frank Ocean’s CD
“John Travolta and Tom Cruise.”
“I’m black and I’m not offended by the title of his clip. Black girls are known for shaking their rumps better than most—well, them and Latinas. Sometimes you guys need to get over yourselves.”
iluvcakes thinks we need to be less puckered up, in WATCH: Ponder The Racial And Gender Politics Of This Delicious Booty