But now one Minneapolis-based chain of stores has risked the ire of millions by insisting it will withhold every cent from the Diana Memorial Fund. "There was never any agreement or suggestion ... that retailers would donate proceeds from the sale of the CD to the charity in question," read a statement from Target, the discount retailer owned by Dayton Hudson Corp.
What possible excuse does Target have for playing the Grinch? The firm says it already donates 5 percent of all pretax profits to communities in which it does business. But that will not be good enough for customers still in the throes of Diana grief. Nor will it likely please Elton John, who consistently refused to profit from Diana's death — and has a record of throwing tantrums at those who do.