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My Response to Arrogant Bastard DJ White Shadow

CONFIRMED: DJ White Shadow has read this blog post. I tweeted it to him and he replied saying that he read it and that “it’s great to have an opinion.” Diplomatic PR statement, or cowardly refusal to engage? You decide, reader… (Since I know that he reads his tweets, though, I told him that it speaks poorly of him and everyone on Gaga’s team that none of them had the guts to tell her that the song sounds like “Express Yourself.” Will he reply? Time will tell…)

Remember when the NME interview dropped and I speculated that, since Gaga revealed that no one around her had the courage to tell her that her “anthem of her generation” was blatantly plagiarized from Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” it is quite probable that Gaga surrounds herself entirely with sycophants?

Today, we have proof. Check out this quote from one of Gaga’s new producers, DJ White Shadow:

How many people have been copying Gaga since she came out? Oh, I have that answer: everyone. Have you seen all the lightning bolts painted on faces, or the one hand eye cover ups during photos, or the exact same promo posters being put up as Gaga’s, or the new popularity of unicorns, or the copycat fake “Oh I’m so cool with the gay community” rhetoric? Or how about the fact that there was barely any dance music on the radio until “Just Dance” came out? Come on motherfuckers, let’s keep it real here. If we are going to talk about who is chasing who, I think we all know the answer to that. So yeah, she did something new, and people had to reach back 20+ years to find a song that could have possibly sounded like it, and that made news? Come on. And I get to watch people try and fuck Gaga all the time and steal her shit, but guess what? While you were out trying to make the music she made off The Fame, thinking she was making The Fame v2.0, she went and made some next shit for you to chase for the next 3 years. So, suck on that.

Wow. Let’s take this cocky cunt’s bullshit line-by-line:

How many people have been copying Gaga since she came out? Oh, I have that answer: everyone.

A few have. Natalia Kills is a particularly glaring example, for instance. Besides her, I can’t really think of anyone “copying” Gaga.

Have you seen all the lightning bolts painted on faces,

No?

or the one hand eye cover ups during photos,

Two answers to this: (1) Apparently nobody covered one eye with one of their hands before Gaga did it in a split-second frame in the “Just Dance” video, (2) No?

or the exact same promo posters being put up as Gaga’s,

No?

or the new popularity of unicorns,

The fuck?

or the copycat fake “Oh I’m so cool with the gay community” rhetoric?

There’s a pro-gay zeitgeist, but Gaga is almost entirely a symptom, not a cause, of that.

Or how about the fact that there was barely any dance music on the radio until “Just Dance” came out?

Absolutely everything on The Fame has a precursor in three trailblazing albums: Loose, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and Blackout, whose sounds were crafted largely by the likes of Timbaland, Danja, and Bloodshy & Avant.

Come on motherfuckers, let’s keep it real here.

Indeed.

If we are going to talk about who is chasing who, I think we all know the answer to that.

Correct: Gaga is chasing Madonna.

So yeah, she did something new,

She didn’t.

and people had to reach back 20+ years to find a song that could have possibly sounded like it, and that made news?

It’s a rather famous song. The chorus to “Born This Way” was written in the same key and was, note-for-note, the same melody as the bridge to “Express Yourself.” The title of the Madonna song was trending on Twitter higher than the name of the Gaga song on the day of the song’s release. Let’s get real, here.

Come on.

Seriously.

And I get to watch people try and fuck Gaga all the time and steal her shit, but guess what? While you were out trying to make the music she made off The Fame, thinking she was making The Fame v2.0, she went and made some next shit for you to chase for the next 3 years. So, suck on that.

If he’s referring to “Born This Way,” then we’re about to hear an explosion of songs that sound like 90’s club remixes. If he’s referring to “Judas,” then he’s full of shit, since that song is most definitely The Fame v2.0. Perhaps there are fully innovative songs on the upcoming album, but from the previews we’ve been given, I seriously doubt it.

But there’s big news lurking underneath this: This man is representative of the type of people that Gaga surrounds herself with. That’s a rather unsettling thought!

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Little Monsters Speak Out: Examples of the “New Race, Free From Hate”

A sampling from the comments section:

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LMAO FUCK YOU CRAPNEY SHITNEY PIGNEY
SHITNEY CANT FUCKING SING

Fuck off and die of Cancer, cunt. People like you are the scum of the Earth. You twist repressed people into believing your filthy lies. You turn them away from the one person who can help them.

ASSHOLE KNEPPER! GAGA WILL BEAT CRAPNEY ALWAYS.

RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY

Hold It Against Me= Gayest song of the year, Britney make your own damn music, quit trying to copy dubstep and trance. You fucking lose at life. You shaved your damn head for attention, just do another quick lipsync tour and take your millions, shove it up your ass, and take a vacation, no one wants to hear you sing anymore

I hate britney because britney’s fans hate Gaga

Okay, that’s it. I swear if this comparision thing between Britney and Gaga doesn’t stop, I’m going to get some Monsters and we will fuck up Britney’s forum.

These are the norm, not the exceptions. Go look for yourself.

How’s that “new race” that “doesn’t judge,” “doesn’t hate,” and “doesn’t bully” working out?

Inside the Gaga Cult

Comments from GagaDaily about “Born This Way”:

“Thats not a good thing to say. Momma Monster loves ALL of her Little Monsters.” – Little Monster

“hey love is endless and it can come form all things she love her fans more then anything” – Peter

“Why is there such fighting within the monster family? Isn’t the point that we are connected because of our humanity and the freedom we’ve found in Gaga?” – Jon Hetherington

“I LOVE the opening lyrics.. Don’t Be A Drag, Just Be A Queen! GaGa keeps giving us little monster presents and I love it! She knows how to please her fans and keep them on the Edge Of Glory 😉 Love you MM and I pray everyday that I get to meet you someday.. maybe sit down and have some wine and cupcakes =) ” – Mr Cupcake

“I’m crying right now. Lady Gaga is such an inspiration to people. Everyone shall be equal and I feel it in the lyrics.” – Lucy438

“OMG! It is going to be a most epic album, isn’t it, mama? I am so excited! I can’t wait to hear it! You are teasing us so much with this! lol Thank you for your wonderful music, style, mind, and acceptance. You remind me that it is okay to be a little odd. There is nothing wrong with me being different. You are an angel, mama. I cannot wait for this album; it will be the best ever! xx Also, super excited for shiny new videos and new hairstyles! Go, mama! Have your EPIC year!

Love,
Leslie Monster” – Leslie Dawn Brewer

What. The. Fuck.

And when Disquezmez said that she was a Poker-Face era Gaga fan and that she misses that era, windrider2, who is definitely familiar with this site, said:

That’s a lot like all the right wing politicos in America who believe only in the good old days of the fifties.

What. The. Fuck.

Shit Little Monsters Say: “Get a Life!”

Commenter Ryan opines:

You need a life. Truly. If Little Monsters look up to Gaga and enjoy her, so what? How is that bothering you?

Someone also said this to me on my Facebook, on which I was promoting this site.

Is there any existing debate platitude as remotely asinine as “get a life”? Lady Gaga is a major figure in the culture in which I live. She influences American art, music, and, to a lesser extent, politics. If my quest were to take down Debbie Gibson or Aaron Carter, one might reasonably wonder whether I needed something better to do. But unless one is to deem pop culture an illegitimate subject of discussion — which is not an argument appropriate for a devoted Lady Gaga fan to make — then “get a life” falls fantastically short.

The implicit argument, of course, is that I shouldn’t spend so much time discussing an artist I dislike. Nobody ever tells a fan site owner to “get a life,” for instance.

This is an equally stupid contention: as I stated, Lady Gaga is a major figure in American culture. There are websites devoted to opposition to Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Wal-Mart, the Apple Company, and other major players in American life. Some people enjoy writing about business; they might decide that Apple needs taken down a few notches. I’m a fan of pop culture, and I’d like to put forward some arguments against Lady Gaga.

I’ve got a life, and I’ve got hobbies: they include writing and tracking pop culture. Hence this site. Over the course of just a few days, I’ve put forward thousands of words arguing that Lady Gaga is a corrosive influence on the culture. Can’t you Little Monsters conjure up more than a few meaningless platitudes in return? So far, I’ve received maybe one or two thoughtful replies. I enjoy them, and I’ll make an effort to address each major argument over time. But these insipid “get a life” comments? Come on, now. Even Little Monsters are smarter than that.

Shit Little Monsters Say: Commenter WindRider2

A commenter responds to my Born This Way post:

When did Gaga lash out at other artists in any of her songs? When did she implicitly take shots at Katy Perry and Ke$ha? (although, given how they treated her at the VMAs, I wouldn’t blame her.) Katy is taking a LOT OF SHOTS from LGBTs for jumping on the bandwagon late and with very little enthusiasm…and for her reputation for making insensitive or flat-out remarks with impunity.

I document this in the long essay. Here is what Gaga said at one of her London concerts:

“The funny thing is that some people have reduced freedom to a brand. They think that it’s trendy now to be free. They think it’s trendy to be excited about your identity. When in truth, there is nothing trendy about Born This Way.”

Who would she be talking about, as December 2010 was approaching, but Katy Perry and Ke$ha, who both had recently scored major hits with songs about individuality and self-expression?

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Ke$ha and Katy Perry failed to treat Gaga respectfully at the VMAs. So? If we are to believe Gaga when she insists that her main motivation is to help young people to feel good about their identities, then shouldn’t she be able to put some petty sleight beyond her in order to embrace her pop contemporaries as allies in furthering a positive message? The answer appears to be No: only Gaga is the true individual; only Gaga can authentically write about self-expression; only Gaga can rightly hold the stage on this matter. Absolutely ridiculous.

Katy Perry has “taken shots from LGBTs” for “jumping on the bandwagon”? I’m sure she has; there are as many gay opinions as there are gay mouths. We were divided over whether “I Kissed a Girl” was helpful or harmful — I liked it, myself (although I’d like to see a male version!) — but let’s not put Gaga on a pedestal: she would certainly like people to believe that she’s Queen of the Gays, but most of my own gay friends feel much like I do: that she’s condescending, patronizing, and treats us as some undifferentiated mass. “I’d like to thank the gays,” she says — excuse me, bitch? (Try to imagine someone saying “I’d like to thank the blacks!”)

Personally, I was pissed at Katy when she said that she wanted “Peacock” to become “a gay anthem.” But that’s a veritable drop in the ocean compared to the litany of condescending remarks Gaga has made.

I think you’re seeing something that isn’t there to justify your opinion that she’s a ‘fame whore’. Of course, she is. That’s the entire point of her performance project. She is performing ‘The Fame’, as a deliberate, constructed, reflective performance arts project planned out years ago. As a sculptor may use clay, wood or stone as hir media of expression, Gaga uses music, dance, film, fashion, visual/sonic arts, and technology as her chosen media.

Oh, for God’s sake. When all else fails, trot out some nonsense about Lady Gaga being a performance project. This is absurd. In some respects, all pop art is a project: you craft an image for that album’s respective era, and you run with it. Britney Spears could be said to have had a Circus project.

Do you honestly think that my problem with Lady Gaga is that she “uses music, dance, film, fashion, visual/sonic arts, and technology as her chosen media”? My problem with her above statement is that she’s spitting on other artists for furthering a positive message that Gaga herself alleges to support. But when other people join her in supporting it, she tells them that they’re a bunch of phonies. What kind of asshole does that?

Born This Way signals an end to The Fame project, and the beginning of a new performance project that may span several albums & tours. I have no idea where she’s going with the new concept although it is not limited to gays, as you presuppose. “Born This Way” applies to everyone who is Queer by the original definitions of the word: some who is odd, different, awkward, a freak, a misfit, an outcast, a victim of laughter, ridicule and bullying.

When did the Monster Cult convince themselves that Lady Gaga is some kind of ideal spokeswoman for misfits and outcasts? Her music to this point hasn’t even been about that: her major hits have been about getting wasted at a party, having sex, riding penises, following a boy around, and ignoring one’s boyfriend while clubbing with Beyonce. The album tracks are little different, and it’s not as if Gaga has some life story of alienation and isolation. I speak here as someone who genuinely has felt alienated from his peers since practically the day he was born — and I find it absolutely absurd to be told by the Monster Cult that I’m somehow supposed to relate to Lady Gaga’s music and image.

I haven’t seen or heard anything that gives any reason to think that “Born This Way” is anything other than splendid. Elton John isn’t a Gaga insider, and isn’t in the business of calling a song the new anthem, if the song isn’t genuinely anthemic.

But Elton John loves the lyrical themes. If this album is filled with lyrics such as the ones revealed so far, the general public will simply not swallow it. You cannot build your fame upon a foundation of party songs and then pull the rug out from under everyone. General audiences won’t want to hear a song about how gay boys should love themselves (which is how everyone’s going to interpret it) when they’ve come to expect dance songs about booze and boys.

Finally, a point some monsters have been bringing up…

I think the release date of the album has more to do with her touring schedule…I’m also sure they want her to finish the tour, and rest up while spending time promoting the album. She’s been touring almost non-stop since 2008. Two of her three albums were both written and recorded while on the road, something almost unheard of among her peers.

Maybe. We’ll see. It was just a theory.

Gaga Stans at ATRL Take Notice!

Some Little Monsters over at ATRL have caught onto this site.

Given that most members of the Monster Cult do not have the capacity to reply to my long essay, this trite piece of nonsense is trotted out as a placeholder for argument:

Whoever runs this, clearly has too much time on their hands, and probably has no life….

As a college student on his winter break, I actually do have too much time on my hands, but I’m not sure why meticulously organizing a shrine to Lady Gaga online — see: GagaDaily — is more indicative of “having a life” than compiling information against her. The argument certainly can’t be, then, that I have “no life” because I choose to spend my time discussing the merits of pop stars. (That argument would be especially ludicrous coming from ATRL.)

No, the problem this Little Critter seems to have is that I’m dedicating my time to writing about something I dislike. Which is equally preposterous: people write articles opposing Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Wal-Mart, Apple, or any number of things about our culture they have a problem with. Would anyone take a response to an article about Sarah Palin seriously if she said “Clearly, these haters have no life”? Give me a break! I’ve presented 4,000+ words (so far) worth of arguments against Lady Gaga. Nothing to say other than “Get a life, hater”? Because I’m not a hater. I’m not a delusional stan, which is why my arguments are so effective. I went to the Fame Ball tour; I requested her at the clubs, I freely admit that her music is great. I take an angle that’s more difficult to combat, and that’s what has Monster Cultists pressed.

Then, there’s this:

I don’t think I’ve seen such rivarly between fanbases before…. unless the Trekkies vs. Star Wars fans counts.

No. This is not a rivalry. This is about a fanbase that’s as arrogant as its leader: Britney Spears is an established icon who has been cranking out #1 hits since Lady Gaga was in high school. Lady Gaga has no more right to challenge Britney’s position than Britney does to challenge Madonna’s. Britney is the successor to Madonna and the definitive pop icon of the last fifteen years. Maybe Gaga will be the definitive pop icon of the current period. Maybe. She’s been around for two years. No matter how incredible you think she is, nobody who has been around for only two years can legitimately be called a pop icon.

That is all.

Shit Little Monsters Say: Some Guy On Twitter

[EDIT: To his credit, this person has backed down over Britney! The post was deleted and he told me he shouldn’t have gone after her like that. Still, the arguments he made in Gaga’s favor are poor — and common — so I’m keeping this post up.]

Some fool took to his Twitter last night to defend Mother Monster and attack The Truth About Gaga! (He has requested to remain anonymous, and after a lengthy discussion, I have decided to honor his request.)

Your angry because she emphasizes how its okay to be who you are and says she holds herself as the “Queen of Gays”. It was because of her that DADT got repealed. She is trying to make change, what is wrong with this!

I’m not angry because she emphasizes that it’s okay to be who you are: I’m angry because she’s a stage-whore who lashed out at other artists for heralding a similar message — and in hit songs, rather than simply preaching to the choir at concerts. (Need I remind you that Gaga has yet to release a song to radio about anything other than booze, sex, and boys?) She implicitly took shots at Katy Perry and Ke$ha, rather than thanking them for furthering the message of individuality. The fact that she spit on them rather than thanking them for helping her spread the word tells me that she’s a gigantic fame whore rather than an advocate for misfits.

It was not because of her that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell got repealed. Polls showed that almost eighty percent of the public supported repeal, and the Senate voted 65-31 to ditch the law. Fifty-seven Democrats and eight Republicans supported repeal, and the bill was signed into law by a president who’d been talking about repeal long before anyone knew who Lady Gaga was. Anyone who thinks that the law was repealed because of a pop star is totally delusional.

Moving on…

You think Gaga is crazy because she wore a meat dress. She wore it to symbolize how as a society we need to fight for who we are or we will have as many rights as the meat on our body. At least she hasn’t shaven her head and don’t get me started on her VMA performance.

Ouch. And yet, consider this stinking piece of hypocrisy, found just two paragraphs later:

You won’t find any Lady Gaga fansite posting anything negatively about Britney Spears. Britney Spears and Lady Gaga have nothing against each other so why do the fans need to?

I wouldn’t ever do anything like this but it needs to be said. I do not have anything against Britney Spears fans and I respect you and her greatly.

I’m going to grant you the respect you only pretend to grant Britney by speaking to you straight: you’re absolutely full of shit. You spent your message rambling about how we ought to be filled with love and respect, but simply couldn’t resist including swipes at Britney for going through a dark period in her life: a period during which she was taken advantage of by evil men like Adnan Ghalib and Sam Lutfi, abandoned by those she cared about, and spit upon by a hostile media that chose to root for her death rather than for her recovery. You make fun of her head-shaving incident, her poor VMA performance, and her lip-syncing — all while daring to lecture others about kindness to other artists?

Being the hypocrite you are, it’s no wonder you identify with Lady Gaga.