Off the top of my head, I would have to say Lady Gaga. Justin Bieber is very young and so for that I excuse a lot of things he does and says.
Lady Gaga on the other hand is a grown woman. Lady Gaga is full of herself. She thinks before she came along, no one existed that is as fabulous as herself. She thinks that she’s going to reinvent “shock value.” Before her, there was Cher who did her best to shock us with her see-through and strange clothing. And then, there was Madonna with her religious shock value, using rosary beads and statues of the Virgin Mary to shock the public. At least both have lasted in the public eye for over 20 years.
Lady Gaga wore skin as clothing. She said it was because she didn’t want to be considered a piece of meat. Lady Gaga, if you think about it, you are a piece of meat. You have a heart, lungs, veins, just as the meat we eat does. I’m a piece of meat. You are all pieces of meat. It’s kind of gross thinking of myself as a piece of meat, but it is what it is.
Lady Gaga usually arrives on stage in all sorts of gimmicky ways. One time she was carried in inside an egg, which I heard she spent 72 hours in without leaving it. She spent all the time in the egg to get a feel for being born. Another time, four men carried her in. It reminded me of Cleopatra being carried in by her servants. That’s probably where she got the idea. Lady Gaga, you’re no Cleopatra. At least she was a pharaoh. And you’re not that original. Get over yourself!
I do like some of her songs, but none of them is anything I haven’t heard before. She hasn’t broken any new ground with her singing, nor invented a new style of song. What exactly is her gift to us mere mortals? There is nothing about her that says “new.” Everything she’s done has been done before by someone else. Lady Gaga, will you still be around 20 years from now?
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