Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lady GaGa Skirt Steaks the Issue; or, It's Meat Curtains for Lady GaGa; or, Lady GaGa Commits Authorial Trespass -- Against Her Own Dress

Lady GaGa is famous in large part because she wears provocative clothing in public. It is part of her persona, and her occupation is her persona. She is not just a singer and songwriter. She is a performer, who is "on" all the time. 

For instance, here she is at Heathrow airport:

And here she is taking in a major league baseball game:

Ms. GaGa won some kind of award at the Empty V awards on Sunday night, and accepted in a dress made of meat.  Here is the dress she wore:

Ha, ha. That's just Ms. GaGa being Ms. GaGa. Wearing an unusual outfit in order to generate attention for herself. And, of course, to be provocative. To push the envelope. Because that's what Lady GaGa does. She provokes not only with her music, but with her very existence, and she clearly doesn't care what anyone thinks of her.

Except. Well, she doesn't want to offend vegans. Apparently after the Empty V awards, she was interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, who is a vegan herself, but otherwise seems alright. Ms. DeGeneres asked Ms. GaGa about her meat dress. Ms. GaGa then pulled aside the meat curtains of her mind, and offered an explanation as to why she was wearing it:

The positively squeamish DeGeneres, who is vegan, prefaced by saying, "I get most of your outfits," just not this one.

"It's certainly no disrespect to anyone that's vegan or vegetarian," Gaga told the host. "As you know I'm the most judgment-free human being on the Earth. It has many interpretations, but for me this evening it's [saying] if we don't stand up for what we believe in, if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones."
Oh, so Ms. GaGa, who made a video in which she appeared as a nun who dances half naked on a bed, or something, whatever it was (I have already forgotten about Alejandro), is worried about possibly offending vegans? Vegans, the most humorless group of people on earth? Vegans, who are more shrill and more prone to judgment and proselytizing  even than christians, muslims, recyclers, and ex-smokers?

It's vegans that Ms. GaGa doesn't want to offend? All along it was all a ruse. All along Ms. GaGa was just trying to generate publicity for herself in order to *SELL*MORE*GAGA! This is the Lady GaGa who once said,

“I have the right to choose whether or not I want to be a celebrity, and I don’t want to be one… I’d much rather people write about what I wear and what I’m singing and what I do in my videos than about who I’m f*cking. I mean, that, for me, is the kiss of death.”

Supposedly, she wants people to write about what she's wearing. Unless they're writing the wrong thing. Then she feels a need to step in and explain herself. By telling us what her dress means, she is removing any reason to write about it. And what we're left with is, "Who is Lady GaGa f*cking now?"

Ms. GaGa has committed authorial trespass against her own dress. But it's worse than that, because she apparently did it a second time, also telling Ms. DeGeneres:

She then dished up a second interpretation, saying it's meant to say that she's "not a piece of meat." 

Ms. GaGa, in what universe are you "not a piece of meat"? You have turned  yourself into a piece of meat. You are a tool of the record company that helped create you. You are a victim of your own fame. Ms. GaGa, you are even a victim of your own persona, as you yourself have admitted:

“When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year old girl. Then I say, ‘Bitch, you’re Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.’”

You have put yourself in a position of having to "walk the walk." And sadly, there are times when you (literally) can't walk it, and you (literally) fall on your face:

Ms. DeGeneres has made Ms. GaGa look more foolish, more falling-on-her-face pathetic, than any trip and fall at an airport ever could. Ms. GaGa doesn't even "get" herself. She can't think of a way to justify the very clothes she wears? That is a fundamental part of her persona, and she can't get her story straight. We've got to fight for our rights! I am not a piece of meat!

Ms. GaGa should not have answered Ms. DeGeneres's question. "I wear what I wear," she should have said, "and you can decide for yourself what it means." By attempting to explain dress, she has exposed herself as a shallow fame and money-obsessed insecure 24 year-old girl, who cannot walk the walk.

Those of you who are fans of Ms. GaGa, I ask: Is she the person you thought she was?

Lady GaGa Heathrow airport pic source.
Lady GaGa baseball game pic source.
Lady GaGa airport fall pic source.


Miss Malevolent said...

I just think she's coked out of her mind.

The worst thing about the girl is that she has real talent. She can play the piano like no one's business, she can carry a tune without the use of autotune...

She doesn't have to do all the bullshit that she does, ala Rihanna...cause she has talent.

And yet, she attention whore's it up like the rest of the talentless hacks...

So, I'm going to blame the coke.

Ricky Sprague said...

I wonder how long it will be before we see her in a pepsi commercial?

theTsaritsa said...

Totally agree. She's a fame whore, nothing more. And she doesn't want to be a celebrity? PLEASE!