“Immediately when “Born This Way” hit the airwaves a furor ran through my gay friends’ Facebook status about how much the song sucked and how disappointed they were.
Perhaps people were disappointed that when Gaga addressed “Gay” she dressed it up in a song that sounded pretty damn stereotypically gay. And not in the cool way. If ever there was a gay anthem 101 prototype it most certainly could be “Express Yourself (Shep Pettibone Single Mix)” meets Bronski Beat meets “Waterfalls” meets Donna Summer. The most insulting thing about “Born This Way” was the miscalculation Lady Gaga made in not realizing the “gay” that she’s presenting is exactly the gay we’re moving away from. It’s no wonder Elton John loved the song. He would. The world wanted a gay anthem that sounded like Lady Gaga, not Lady Gaga sounding like a stereotypical gay anthem.”—
This is an interesting take by someone who’s more of a Gaga fan than I am. I’d just add that I’m hopeful that Jeremy’s right; that the “gay” she’s presenting, which apparently involves casual racism, is the gay we’re moving away from.
“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Lady Gaga said. “Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes…
“So they wanna cut everything from family care to prenatal care to child nutrition. It’s like the Republican Congress is saying ‘You can’t prevent an unwanted child; you can’t get care if you do get pregnant; and we won’t give you any help feeding the kid after it’s born. But that two minutes when that skull is crowning? Your baby is the most precious thing on Earth.’”—JON STEWART, on the GOP’s wholesale attack on women, women’s health programs, reproductive rights and, again, women, on The Daily Show (via oasys)
While our government is turning to shit, we aren’t getting shot and bombed and raped and killed by the military sent by President Obama now are we? Hundreds of innocents aren’t being killed in our country right now are there? We aren’t getting shot…
This is just sad. Maybe if they had oil the government would do something. They do have oil..goes to show how little attention I am paying to this. Something needs to be done to stop this.