Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized Thursday in a letter to employees for the company’s $150,000 contribution to MN Forward, a business group that is backing anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.
The Associated Press reports that Steinhafel said he was “genuinely sorry” and that the company will set up a review process for future political donations:
“While I firmly believe that a business climate conducive to growth is critical to our future, I realize our decision affected many of you in a way I did not anticipate, and for that I am genuinely sorry,” Steinhafel wrote.
He added, “The diversity of our team is an important aspect of our unique culture and our success as a company, and we did not mean to disappoint you, our team or our valued guests.”
If you are among those boycotting Target over the contribution, is this enough for you to call it off?