Sunday, September 12, 2010
In her essay titled "What's Sex Got to Do With It?" Camille Pagila threw the biggest side-eye to Lady Gaga ever!
`"Lady Gaga is the first major star of the digital age. Since her rise, she has remained almost continually on tour. Hence, she is a moving target who has escaped serious scrutiny. She is often pictured tottering down the street in some outlandish get-up and fright wig. Most of what she has said about herself has not been independently corroborated… “Music is a lie”, “Art is a lie”, “Gaga is a lie”, and “I profusely lie” have been among Gaga’s pronouncements, but her fans swallow her line whole…
She constantly touts her symbiotic bond with her fans, the “little monsters”, who she inspires to “love themselves” as if they are damaged goods in need of her therapeutic repair. “You’re a superstar, no matter who you are!” She earnestly tells them from the stage, while their cash ends up in her pockets. She told a magazine with messianic fervour: “I love my fans more than any artist who has ever lived.” She claims to have changed the lives of the disabled, thrilled by her jewelled parody crutches in the Paparazzi video.
Although she presents herself as the clarion voice of all the freaks and misfits of life, there is little evidence that she ever was one. Her upbringing was comfortable and eventually affluent, and she attended the same upscale Manhattan private school as Paris and Nicky Hilton. There is a monumental disconnect between Gaga’s melodramatic self-portrayal as a lonely, rebellious, marginalised artist and the powerful corporate apparatus that bankrolled her makeover and has steamrollered her songs into heavy rotation on radio stations everywhere"
MEOW!!! Thank you Camille for telling us things about Gaga we already know! Yes, Stefani is not an original but, at least she pays homage to those that came before her. She is doing what a lot of other musicians don't, and that's making her fans feel close to her. There has never been any negative remarks made by an unsatisfied fan about Lady Gaga.
So Ms. Pagila you need to take your anger out on whoever spit in your bean curd this morning. Or better yet I'll give you the number to my OB/GYN so she can take that massive stick out of your vagina!
Read more over at The Sunday Times.