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message 1: by RandomAnthony (last edited Sep 15, 2010 06:08AM) (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Lady Gaga wore a dress of meat at the VMA's...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09...

Yay or Nay?

(I lean toward "ew").


message 2: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments What Barb said!


message 3: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) what Barb said!


Books Ring Mah Bell Barf. Puke and NO.


message 5: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart No, but I like Lady Gaga


message 6: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments wear this to the zoo and then i'll be impressed


message 7: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i heard the dress was sponsored by Lawry's


message 8: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) First of all, she stole the idea from an episode of America's Next Top Model ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUdnSO... ), so it isn't even original or cool. I think it's disgusting! Lady Gaga is only one step above Paris Hilton, as she is (like Barb said) mediocre talent rather than no talent. I wonder what all those stars who are members of Peta thought???

(Barb, we may not agree on Oprah, but we for SURE agree on Gaga.)


message 9: by Heidi (last edited Sep 15, 2010 07:20AM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Is it real meat?? Or is it distressed red tie dyed fabric? It looks like oversized bacon (or even sizzlean).

I wonder if it smelled like meat, too?


message 10: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments this dress is disgusting. now bacon clothing i could deal with


message 11: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Raw bacon? Me thinks not.


message 12: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments not raw. cooked. so you can pluck a slice or two off your bacon vest for a snack


message 13: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Agreed, Kev. When I spent my year as a veggie the only thing I really missed was bacon.


message 14: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6019 comments Nay, unless she's wearing it on a date to a dog fight.


message 15: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Sadly, Carl, I can totally see Gaga going on a date to a dog fight.


message 16: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i think the belt area was a tenderloin


message 17: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) I'll leave that to Carl or Jim...


Books Ring Mah Bell



BACON.


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I didn't realize til just now that it was real meat. Ew. And brava. That's actually shocking.
I don't like her music, but I like what she's trying to do.


message 20: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) What is she trying to do, SP? I'm confused.

I think it's hilarious how Cher had to hug her. I'm wagering she was starting to smell by then. Raw meat, bright lights...


message 21: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments I have a feeling that if I wore clothing made of cooked bacon that I would be nude by the end of the day.


message 22: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11617 comments Barb wrote: "... and I'd be giddy with excitement at the possibilities of what might eat her!"

It wouldn't be me.


message 23: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments only thing better would have been if cher had been wearing a dress made from live wolverines


message 24: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Hah!

Amelia - I just mean what she's trying to do in general - be freaky and make it okay to be freaky.


message 25: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments heaven forbid if anyone is different.


message 26: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments In the current culture, that seems to be the sentiment.

I think she's a performance artist who is pulling a great trick on the mainstream culture. And of course getting rich on it. But right now she has a bully pulpit and she's using it to give a positive message.


message 27: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Freaky is great, Cher I love. Gaga, it seems to me, just wants attention.


message 28: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) For me, the meat dress just crossed the line from freaky to stupid. It may have been more impressive if it was actually original, but as it's been done before...it was just a lame attempt at getting attention that totally worked, so good for her on that note. Still. I'm not a fan.


message 29: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments She went to art school and majored in performance art. I imagine she does want attention, but to get it she's written some catchy songs. Not my thing, but catchy nonetheless. I get more irritated with her when she dolls herself up to look like Madonna than when she wears meat or muppets.


message 30: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) There are things I like about Lady Gaga and things I dislike, and things to which I am ambivalent. The meat dress makes me want to gag-a.


message 31: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I wonder if the VMAs hire people as seat warmers, like the Oscars? I wouldn't want to be her seat warmer.


message 32: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i'd have to agree with SP. though she actually is a pretty good singer, most of the act is just that, an act. flamboyant shocking outfits, and LOTS of media coverage all the while backing the Brinks truck up to load money. we are talking about her now aren't we?


message 33: by Phoenix (new)

Phoenix (phoenixapb) | 1619 comments I agree that she did it for the shock factor, but I'm still unclear about the message behind it. I saw a clip of her on the Ellen show and she said something about it being about who you are or you're only as good as the meat on your bones. To that I say...huh? I also read that she wore the meat in protest of the don't ask don't tell policy...and the message there is??? Display your meat proudly?


message 34: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Maybe "this policy stinks, much like this dress will very shortly..."

or this dress will soon be gathering flies, like that policy should be


message 35: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I like to see that people are still shockable.


message 36: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) I think her being escorted by four former members of the military who had been victims of DADT was a stronger and classier statement, if that is in fact what the meat dress was about.

I don't find Lady Gaga any more shocking than the Britney-Madonna kiss several years back. I'm not shocked that she would wear a meat dress, and blatant attempts to shock the public just bore me at this point. I might change my mind if it turns out to all be a clever performance art parody of celebrity attention-seeking, though.


message 37: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) I'm just bored by the cult of celebrity in general.

I'm also exceptionally cranky today because we've lost two more people at work and the shit is piling on and I kind of want to stab every PR person who calls me wanting coverage of something that I just. don't. care. about.

So what I'm saying is I should probably stay off the internet for the rest of the day for the sake of me and everyone around me. ;)


message 38: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I think I'm trying to say the same thing you guys are - that she is playing everybody.


message 39: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments it's been done before and we always fall for it. anyone think marilyn manson is pavarotti?


message 40: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments From what I've heard - she's a better singer than Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears. For garnering press, she's a genius. For not being conventionally "perfect, perfect" she sure makes a striking statement. I want to see what happens next! Regarding meat dress, I wouldn't do it, and I guess that's part of the point.


message 41: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) I've never bought a Jennifer Lopez or Briney Spears CD...never will.


message 42: by Sarah (last edited Sep 15, 2010 01:34PM) (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Yeah, I guess I can appreciate Lady Gaga's shtick because I don't have to listen to her music. I'm judging on cultural impact alone, and I like her I'm-a-monster strength better than Britney's Hit Me Baby schoolgirl image.
ETA Though I once shared a stage with a FANTASTIC drag queen whose act consisted of lip-syncing to Hit Me Baby One More Time while stripping from one Britney stage to another, so the "hit me" became a drug thing after a while.


message 43: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) I'll confess to owning a Britney Spears CD and Jennifer Lopez CD. I also own a Ricky Martin CD (from the "Livin La Vida Loco" era). They're not my favorite music, or stuff that I even listen to regularly, but each has some catchy pop that I find to be good workout music.


message 44: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Yes, well, I won't throw stones. I own:

Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain

They're nostalgic.


message 45: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24101 comments Mod
I have no opinion on a meat dress. I have never heard Lady Gaga's music. I am a little tired of seeing her picture everywhere.


message 46: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Paschen | 7073 comments I enjoy a Gaga song. I really appreciate her efforts at eliminating Don't Ask Don't Tell. But she should really bow down and WORSHIP the goddess that is Cher. Really.


message 47: by Kristi (new)

Kristi (kristicasey) You know what I think is absolutely hilarious? Love her or hate her, what is everyone doing? Talking about her.

No talent? Have you heard her sing without music? She actually has a great voice with awesome range.
Have you seen her perform or watched a video? She's also a great dancer. She doesn't just bop around, she dances.

And no one can say she's a cookie cutter anything. She's original, thought-provoking, and stimulates conversation and debate. That alone makes me interested. Add in the fact that she doesn't need dubbing to sing? Well, I like her.


message 48: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments BunWat wrote: "I have an uneven relationship with performance art.

For one thing I have occasionally been mistaken for a performance artist. Which is odd. Apparently sometimes if you do stuff in or near an ..."


never thought of that bun


message 49: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Paschen | 7073 comments Bun you must have thrown those cups in an edgy manner. Were you wearing some articles of meat?


message 50: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Kristi wrote: "You know what I think is absolutely hilarious? Love her or hate her, what is everyone doing? Talking about her.

No talent? Have you heard her sing without music? She actually has a great voice ..."


The meat dress was not original.


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