Lady Gaga's fans 'disappointed' with her decision to team up with Urban Outfitters
Lady Gaga has created a line of merchandise to support her album Joanne.
Lady Gaga has divided opinion with her new Urban Outfitters collaboration.
Gaga, an avid gay rights supporter, announced on Wednesday (17May17) via an email alert that she had joined forces with the popular store, creating a new line of merchandise in support of her latest album Joanne.
The line, GAGA X UO X JOANNE, drops in North American stores on Friday, with a hoodie, bomber jacket, baseball hat, tote bag, and various T-shirts on offer.
While most fans have lapped the news up, some are disappointed with the singer's choice of retail partner.
"@ladygaga ... So very disappointed with your choice of Urban Outfitters #CorporateofHate," one fan tweeted while another asked: "Anyone gonna ask why she's partnering with Urban Outfitters? A company who's CEO donates to anti gay politicians?"
A third complained: "@ladygaga how could you do this? I've supported you for years and you're done so much good. How can you morally support Urban? #disappointed,"
Another upset follower slammed Urban Outfitters for being "anti-LGBT, Black, and Jewish".
The stylish American store has been hit with numerous controversies over the years, ones that have involved both its products and co-founder Richard Hayne.
A Monopoly parody titled Ghettopoly, a T-shirt with the slogan Everyone Loves a Jewish girl surrounded by dollar signs and a greeting card featuring a revised version of nursery rhyme Jack and Jill calling Jill a "Tranny" are just some of the products that caused a backlash.
Hayne, who started the company in 1970 with Judy Wicks, and Scott Belair, has also been slammed for donating to former U.S. Senator of Pennsylvania Rick Santorum, who is vehemently against same-sex marriage.
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