Aside from the fact that she took her name from the Queen song "Radio Gaga" because her manager compared her vocal skills to Freddie Mercury's (which is a joke in and of itself!), I've never thought much of Lady Gaga. She comes off as a pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, gay panderer. By that I mean I think she tries to be super "gay friendly" to get that market share, not because she actually gives a shit about the problems gay people go through.
However, in a recent interview she showed her open-minded acceptance of others particularly well. While bashing people who accused her song "Born This Way" of being a rip off of Madonna's "Express Yourself", she said this: "No. Listen to me. Why the [expletive]...? I'm a songwriter. I've written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I'm getting one over on everybody? That's retarded."
Yes, Mrs. Champion of Individuality, open minded hero of the downtrodden and sexually oppressed. Using "that's retarded" is a very sophisticated, intellectual response to criticism. And rather artsy too. Just like her high brow, cutting edge, "deep" lyrics. Some examples: "Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin", "Cherry, cherry, boom, boom, ga, ga", and "Let's have some fun, this beat is sick, I wanna take a ride on your disco stick".
I can't claim to fully comprehend the depth of her artistic craft. But I can say that resorting to name calling, pejorative usage, and slandering people with intellectual disabilities isn't exactly taking the high road in an argument. Sounds a bit defensive to me, in fact. Just my thoughts.
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