Hey, look! Another pop star reeking of desperation! It wasn’t that long ago that we told you about Lady Gaga’s most disgusting stunt to date, in which she had a so-called “performance artist” vomit all over her (and subsequently compared the artist to Martin Luther King). Now, Gaga is back with the newest single from her third album, “Artpop.” If you haven’t been following Lady’s career (and frankly, I don’t blame you), this particular album hit a sharp drop-off in sales during its second week of release, and has been struggling to find traction ever since. That would explain all of the publicity stunts that she’s been employing to try and gain attention, from Vomit-Gate straight on through a failed holiday TV special with The Muppets. She can’t even seem to live up to her own legend, as both of those fall short of her more famous exploits, such as her 2010 “meat dress.”
This time, Gaga has decided to resurrect the bodies of Michael Jackson, Mohatma Gandhi, and even Jesus Christ, to create some sort of clone army for her latest music video. The song, called “G.U.Y.,” appears to be about a bizarro-universe in which guys and girls have swapped bodies…and thus, sex positions…which she, of course, reenacts in the video for all of her young impressionable fans to emulate.
Praying to the gods of sexual desire? Yawn. It seems to me that Miss Gaga spends so much time sitting around trying to come up with new ways to shock people that she has only succeeded in boring herself. Each idea is becoming increasingly less interesting than the previous one, as tends to be the case with shock-poppers (is that a thing? If not, I want credit).
I won’t go into some rant about the sexual content being inappropriate; if you don’t want to see it, don’t watch it (or don’t let your kids watch it). But I do have to wonder who in 2014 is bothering to click on a nearly 12 minute long music video (including 4 minutes of credits) on YouTube. “Thriller” this is not. But I guess that’s just “Artpop.”
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