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Lady Gaga: ‘I never said I was a gay icon’

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  1. I think it’s up to us – not you – to decide what label you deserve ….

  2. Christopher in Canada 11 Nov 2013, 2:50pm

    Becoming regarded as a gay icon requires a certain balance of actual talent as a performer, and the act of recognizing who buys your product. Judy and Babs were icons before they realized it. Donna Summer had the famous inclusive quote on her Live and More album that said ” this is a song that you ladies can identify with… and maybe some of you men too!” before launching into Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”. Of course it helped that disco was the music that crested during the 70’s Gay Lib movement. From Maria Callas to Bette Midler to whomever else you think qualifies, it tends to be the brassy gals with real talent and humanity at their cores.

    1. Alex Verney-Elliott 11 Nov 2013, 9:53pm

      Lady Gaga has cynically exploited the gay zeitgeist and gay consumer ethos from using images from the painter Francis Bacon (including her meat dress) to her camp-drag make-up and over-the-top dresses: Gaga knows how to exploit the gay market to thieve the pink pound but she has no talent whatsoever apart from the talent to make money and largely from gay men: at least Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey could sing! Gaga has no voice (and has no face). Gay men must boycott Gaga (who claims to be bi-sexual to get a bigger fan following and to make more money! We must form a group: Gays Against Gaga.

  3. BLAH BLAH…learn to take a compliment…and quit turn’n it into a crisis!

  4. Lady Gaga would look a bit of a buttock if she declared, “I am a gay icon” though… wouldn’t she?

  5. The bitchy gays are out in force again.
    An LGBT supporter airs her unoffensive opinion – bitchy gays attack her and distort history.

    Whether you like her or not, she’s talented, famous, has a big following, and is succesful
    Don’t like her? Fine, but stop being so childish

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