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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Was Never Really a Fan to Begin With, But Now I Have More Reason Not to Like Lady Gaga

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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