Lady Gaga’s “Judas”: “a new Jerusalem” or a dumb, fake-scandalous pop song?

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The above image is OFFICIAL cover art for Born This Way. Like, Lady Gaga approved it. This is not some monstrosity that a mentally ill “monster” created because he dreamt of riding Gaga like a dirt bike. I think this is the model that Robert Pattinson bought for Kristen Stewart!

In other Gaga news, as I put in the links on Friday, Gaga’s new single “Judas” leaked Friday afternoon. Now… I’m one of those people who doesn’t like Gaga songs right away. Shocking I know, but I generally do like her songs after I’ve heard them a few times. I was like that with “Telephone” and “Paparazzi”. Oh, and “Alejandro” and “Bad Romance” – see, I actually like all of those songs, but never on the first listen. So I sat here and listened to “Judas” three times in a row and… I still don’t like it. I think my biggest problem is with the chorus – it’s kind of cheesy, right? It sounds like a Weird Al remix.

Anyway, “Judas” is already creating controversy, just as Gaga wanted it to in her coke-addled mind. With lyrics like “When he comes to me, I am ready/ I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs/ Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain/ Even after three times, he betrays me/ I’ll bring him down, a king with no crown…” I think we all know that Gaga was aiming for controversy. And in the video (which was already shot), Gaga is apparently dressed up like… Mary Magdalene. Ugh. Still, the video’s creator director, Laurieann Gibson told The Hollywood Reporter that the video is not blasphemous, but instead the video is… wait for it… “a new Jerusalem”:

“It was amazing because to have that conversation about salvation, peace and the search for the truth in a room of non-believers and believers, to me, that was saying God is active in a big way. We don’t touch on things that we have no right touching upon, but the inspiration and the soul and idea that out of your oppression, your darkness, your Judas, you can come into the marvelous light. We’ve created a new Jerusalem.”

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

Look, I’m not a particularly religious person, but that statement offends me. It’s a damn pop song! And not even a particularly good pop song, and they’ve made a video that they hope will be controversial because they used a lot of Catholic imagery, just like Madonna. It’s not a new Jerusalem. It’s not about darkness and light and salvation and damnation. It’s a crappy pop song.

Anyway, now everyone is saying that “Catholic leaders” are highly upset about Lady Gaga. It’s not, like, the Pope or anything (Benedict is too busy fussing over his red Prada slippers and listening to Classic Gaga, like “Disco Stick”). It’s Bill Donohue of The Catholic League, that red-faced dude who is always screaming about everything every chance someone puts a microphone in front of his face. I wouldn’t really call him a “Catholic leader”. Wake me when the Pope chimes in.

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  1. Ben says:

    Yeah, cos the Pope’s such a stand-up guy.

  2. Isa says:

    I still like it that she takes her outfits further than any other artist. The latex nun outfit is hilarious!

  3. luls says:

    OMYGOD ITS SO DAMN REMIXED, THAT IT SOUNDS DEAFENING TO MY EARS! :O
    Its CRAPPIER than ‘born this way’ if that possible!!

    Such a shame, because this woman actually HAS the ability to create good music when she puts her mind to it.

  4. Merry says:

    Yeah, she’s really trying hard for the damned/potentially-soul-less/devil-child thing, uh?
    Yes, except, already done and done better (and not just by Madonna).

  5. Heather says:

    I’m starting to wonder if this album is the beginning of the end for Gaga.

  6. Janna says:

    This is a rip-off of her own song, Bad
    Romance. Where’s her brilliant album
    of the decade she bragged about? Because Born This Way and Judas sure
    aren’t brilliant songs.

    Having said that, I will love this song
    because it has a hard driving great
    club beat to it and is more Gaga-like and not like BTW. Other than that, sloppy songwriting by Gaga and cheesy.

    I agree with CB, she’s hopped up on
    coke and believing her own hype these
    days.

  7. Flan says:

    And I am offended by religious people who under the guise of their religion constantly preach intolerance to people who don’t fit their mold.

  8. Oi says:

    Yeah right Gaga. Step off. I think i’ll go listen to Manson.

  9. Jackson says:

    Ugh. It must be exhausting to be her.

  10. Carrie says:

    I honestly dont think shes out of material or lost her ability to make good music I dont. I do think that she seems interested in being more visually striking and controversial, than she is in making music with any kind of substance. As though shes more concerned with being thought of and remembered as an artist than she is with being a musician. And I think the general consensus seems to be shes becoming mediocre at both as people are slowly desensitised to her endless need to escalate and out do her previous outfits, religous and sexual commentary in a bid to stay relevant.

  11. Jacq says:

    If the Pope actually chimes in or issues statement on Lady Gaga (which would only serve to validate her more), I will kill myself. She is just a wannabe, a shit show, really.

  12. Shay says:

    She just makes me want to puke. She attracts every unhinged person; most recently one of her deranged fans killed the family cat for its blood – to smear herself for a GaGa concert.
    The biggest mistake the media, including blogs (no offence) make is giving her attention.

  13. Megan says:

    Erm I think Madonna already did this. Go away Gaga, you’re not controversial, you’re boring.

  14. Buffy Wilson says:

    Her music stinks. As Merry said, Madonna did this first, and did it better.

    I’m going to go listen to some Tina Turner now.

  15. kiko says:

    another crappy song from her new album…this is so ridiculous but i honestly think hearing it helps with my allergies.can’t explain it but after 5 times hearing it i just feel a little better..hmmm

    p.s. damn you spring allergies!

  16. mln76 says:

    The only thing more purile than baiting controversy by making obvious allegory with religious archetypes is the people who are stupid enough to get offended. The best way to outrage Gaga is to ignore her.

  17. Susan says:

    Lady Gaga has officially jumped the shark.

  18. Vibius says:

    Is it me, or is that dress made out of the same kind of stuff they use around a dogs head after neutering it?

  19. tcwr says:

    Sounds like overprocessed eurotrash. cannot believe people continue to buy this music.

  20. tango says:

    Lady Gaga has officially jumped the shark. The more outrageous she tries to become, the more bored I am with her. And why is she trying to outMadonna Madonna? She’s never going to succeed and it just makes Gaga look like a pathetic imposter.

  21. Stephy2585 says:

    Yeah.
    Sorry Gaga.
    The honeymoon’s over and your 15 minutes are up.

  22. Yalena says:

    She reminds me of a mid-west highschool drama dept. having a glee-esque tribute to Alice Cooper.

  23. Goobie Gillis says:

    Poor Dear,
    She looks just sad in this, like she knows it’s crap.
    Her face is not framed well with that hat
    AND
    that color of hair is reserved for dirty white trash who have no taste and no class.
    Like HONEY, get a toner!!!
    She’s all about the MUSIC, yeah right…
    snooze

  24. DesertRose says:

    How can someone who has creative ability (hey she can write a catchy song) put out such a piece of garbage. The singing sucks, the techno-dance vibe is over the top (hollow tube noise? really?) Jesus is my virtue, Judas is the demon I cling to? So freaking ridiculous. Sophomore slump for sure =)

  25. AngelMay says:

    Meh. I’d rather listen to Ke$ha, at least she looks like she’s having fun. For someone who is supposedly coked out Gaga sure looks depressed all the time.

  26. wunderkindt says:

    Trying to be controversial by stealing Madonna’s old act and doing it very poorly?

  27. Photo JoJo says:

    I like a lot of her music, and I appreciate her message of being true to yourself, etc. but her ridiculous attention grabbing behavior is getting tedious. Take yet another lesson from Madonna, GaGa, and give it a rest for a while.

  28. margaritachum says:

    stop it gaga. stop it. go on vacations and eat a burger and stop trying too hard cause you’re doing it wrong and it’s not an amusing thing to see.

    well since some people are going to listen to music now i’m in the mood for some jack off jill music.

  29. zxc says:

    OFFENDING CHRISTIANS? B$TCH PLEASE! IT’S CHILD PLAY. HOW ABOUT JEWS OR MUSLIMS? IT WOULD BE FUN.

  30. Eddy Bojorquez says:

    Justamente esto es lo que ella quiere gente peleandose sin razón.. lo que crea mas fama.. lo que yo creo es que es la mujer mas inteligente que e visto ;) o tiene a alguien muy inteligente detras!! jeje que madonna dejen ala old queen que ya osea si tienes de 22 para arriva ok madonna es tu reyna bebe pero de ahi para abajo nuestra reyna es Lady gaga ;) ii si no les gusta pues Beyoncé ;)

  31. HotPockets says:

    What bothers me is she seems to think she is the only “creative” mind behind her whole persona and success, when really, there is a team of people to create this manufactured, regurgitated Marilyn Manson/ Madonna hybrid. People are getting paid to create her persona. I doubt Gaga is even behind her own words, someone probably wrote that for her, too.

    She really bothers me, but as I look at the younger generations I start to realize how our society is screwed, with out without these over gimmicky pop stars.

  32. Rasputina says:

    Whoever said Eurotrash, I agree. I already said it in multiple places that the song sound like something off Eurovision (and being from Europe myself, I know what I’m talking about).

    Meh, Gaga, your music has become lousier and your outfits have become boring. It’s like all she can dress in these days are fishnet stockings, leather panties and a suit jacket.

  33. Janna says:

    @Carrie, your post was very insightful
    and spot on.

  34. gee says:

    Say what you will about organized religion, but it’s a little offensive that she does things like this just to get a rise out of people. This is no commentary on the injustice of the church, it’s just trying to piss people off and get some press. If the target of this song was Hindu, Muslim, or Jewish, people wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the people who are offended.

  35. flounder says:

    I agree with Kaiser…crummy pop song and blatant madonna-rip off.

  36. Liana says:

    Oh my. This song is like something from “Judas – the Musical.”

    No part of my Catholic/Greek Orthodox self is offended by the song. However, the musician in me is greatly offended by how cheesy this attempt to be controversial is.

  37. DetRiotgirl says:

    I can’t get over how budget that album cover is. Gaga may as well be doing double dutch with the shark right now. She’s jumping on that shark harder than Kaiser on Gerard Butler after happy hour!

  38. original kate says:

    i can’t bring myself to listen to her audioclip; i respect my ears too much.

  39. Emma says:

    As many of you have said, why can’t we all just ignore her? The more coverage she gets, the more she’s (incorrectly) expected to produce something more than a generic pop song, the more the public is going to convince itself that she is indeed an innovative, controversial artist. The problem here is less with Gaga and more with fans of pop music who are apparently so starved for actual creativity in music that as soon as someone claims to be exciting and creative, they believe it.

    I think the way to solve the issue of Lady Gaga is to send her record to musicians that actually push creative boundaries, and then those musicians can give a review. Because let’s be honest here, I’m fairly confident that Avey Tare wouldn’t fall for this bullshit.

  40. bluhare says:

    Haven’t heard it yet, but I’m pretty sick of the shameless Madonna rip offs. Just reading about it, it sounds like Like a Prayer.

    Gonna go listen to Adele.

  41. Cali says:

    She is such a joke now! I LOVED her last albums and was rooting for her until she turned into a total Madonna copying freak! I don’t even care anymore.

  42. Girafe99 says:

    @Rasputina, you’re so right it does sound like a Eurovision song, looking foward to it this year, there is nothing like Eurovision to give you laughs, best comedy show

    She is very talented, I can’t understand why she doesn’t rely on that rather than ‘shock’ PR stuff, which as already being said Madonna did about 30 years ago.

  43. Elizabeth says:

    Same comment as I made to Rihanna’s “S & M” – Madonna did it twenty years ago. Dressing up like a costume nun is only funny for Halloween – or a Madonna revival party.

  44. jover says:

    Insightful comments all esp. hotpockets and emma – I’m sick of people talking about her being controversial, avante-garde blah,blah, blah, she’s wholly corporate and packaged even her name was given to her by Rob Fusari or in a marketing meeting. Isn’t she on Polariod’s payroll as some sort of creative designer haven’t heard much about that lately. THis “song” is too juvenile to be offensive – if the Catholic Church were smart, all their faults aside, they would simply say, we have better taste in music than kindergarten mishmash – and then leave it go. And the lyrics ” But in the cultural sense, I just speak in future tense, Judas kiss me if offenced, Or wear an ear condom next time.” Post modern bad literary theory meets a coked-out pretentious ass. Yes, music is subjective to a certain extent, but anyone who believes this is good is delusional.

  45. Deven says:

    She’s a middle-schooler’s wet dream.

  46. Zzzzzzzzz says:

    Blatant attention-seeking, it’s just so pathetic. Easy to pick on the Catholics/Christians, how about other religions? That would be a change. She’s way past tired and stale now.

  47. Hakura says:

    The woman looks like an escaped mental patient, wearing a giant novelty condom, & one of those Halloween store ‘Nun’ hats.

    Madonna already covered this religious pseudo-blasphamus crap in ‘Just Like A Prayer‘, then was bady immitated by Christina Aguilera’s in the ‘Not Myself Tonight video, & now Lady Gaga is jumping on the train.

    It’s been done to death. Only Madonna’s video was somewhat-decent (although obviously meant to gain a shocked response, I didn’t find it to be as blasphemous.) Then again, I’m not much of a religious person after being raised by a family full of pastors.

    She’s too concerned with trying to find new ways to shock people & appear strange, disregarding the music itself. Eventually everything is going to have been done before (twice), & the imagery Gaga depends so heavily on to maintain current will run out.

  48. HotLatino says:

    I love the Judas Juda Ah Ah GAGA part!!! so catchy!!

  49. lrm says:

    god i loathe her.
    so much.
    and i only looked at this thread to see what the consensus was on the new song….
    which i have not listed to. and will not. except when my 10 yr old forces me to when it’s on the radio every 8 seconds, while driving the car.

    i hate looking at pics of her-she is SO creepy to me.
    vacuous, somewhat evil vibe about her.
    she is disturbing,and it has nothing to do with her copy cat, wanna be, old music remixes that the puts out like it’s ‘new, revelatory music’.
    every tim ei hear her song, i think of Ace of Base, Blondie, Madonna (of course) and a bunch of other 80′s songs….and artists. Sometimes the hook is a straight up copy of one of those songs.

    i hate her.
    but her creepiness is something else. like she is shilling for the powers that be, controlling part of the masses.
    uugh.

  50. Harper says:

    If this song is a hit, and is played on the radio and requested, then I guess we found our new “mainstream”. Have artists sung about religion in an offensive shocking way before? Yup. Only difference is that they were a certain genre. That Gaga tries to appeal to the “masses” while singing songs like this just automatically lets me know that she has an agenda. She’s not singing about stuff that the masses relate to, she’s trying to get away with injecting her opinions, beliefs into as many people as possible, just posing as a cute little teeny bop song. But like I said, if it’s a hit, then what can you do. It’s a new day people, but I sure as hell won’t be following the pied piper of Hamelin.

  51. Cakes says:

    I have a friend who swears this is her best song yet. I think its crap.
    As a Catholic, I cant bring myself to be offended at her attempt to be controversial. Using Christian imagery to showcase your issues with good and evil? Yeaaaaaa, been done. Been way done.

  52. Amanda G says:

    I’ve been looking forward to her 2nd single, but this is disappointing. I’m also tired of her shtick.

  53. girl says:

    I agree. I’m a catholic also and I just can’t take her seriously enough to be offended by her. Supposedly she is innovative and cutting edge but this is the same boring trope. Use religion and religious imagery to try to be shocking and controversial. Not exactly trailblazing.

    I do applaud her efforts overall to secure equality for gay people but she is coming off as rather tired and derivative with this mess.

  54. Mary Jane says:

    @50. lrm:
    DITTO! Thanks for saving me a LOT of typing! Peace…

  55. Ashley says:

    This chick is really making an ass of herself and I feel kind of embarassed for her. It seems like she doesn’t put any thought into most of the stuff she does. The statement she made about Judas was dumber than the one she made to explain the meat dress. I think that when she gets older and takes a really good look at herself and the things she has done she will be very ashamed.

  56. MaudeLebowski says:

    “I’m a catholic also and I just can’t take her seriously enough to be offended by her.”

    Yeah she’s such a try-hard, I can’t imagine anyone actually being bothered by her. It’s too obvious and goading and desperate. It only brings out eyerolls.

  57. Caz says:

    Does she really believe this crap or does she have someone telling her what to sing and what to wear? I was shocked to read this article…only because she’s taken ANOTHER Madonna guaranteed PR stunt and copied it (Like a Prayer offending catholics years ago). What’s next from the Madge back catalog? The cowgirl look from the song I can’t remmber? The Japanese look from Frozen?

  58. Hakura says:

    I definitely don’t get riled up over religion. I used the term blasphemy because I’m sure there are many (more religious people) who are going to raise a fuzz.

    I’m just waiting for that shoe to drop…

  59. Newbie says:

    that is the most stupid looking CD art I’ve ever seen. conversation must have gone something like this:

    Gaga: “we have to do something dramatic and weird for my new CD cover art.”

    Someone else: “Oh oh oh! We could like, totally replace the parts on a motorcycle with your arms!”

    Gaga: “I love it.”

    Budget and stupid. Pretty much like her music and her entire persona. I’m waiting and praying and fasting that this bitch will fade away soon.

  60. Ellie says:

    I don’t think this song is one of her best but it’s not awful. Hopefully the rest of her album will be much better.

  61. Bill Hicks is God says:

    That hair colour is god-awful. Looks like somebody ate a handful of multivitamins and pissed on her head.

  62. Confuzzle says:

    Pissing off Catholics = guaranteed free publicity

  63. ordinarygirl86 says:

    Upon hearing the second single I’ve decided I will not be purchasing her new album. Born this Way was crap and this is even worse, the sad thing is her Fame and Fame Monster albums were great! She’s pushing me to no longer be a fan because this music is awful. At least Kesha doesn’t think she’s the BEST MOST ORIGINAL MUSICIAN that ever lived- Kesha’s music is at the very least catchy and listenable! Gaga’s become a slave to her own hype

    It’s like awful Eurotrash music you hear when you go clubbing in Germany that nobody really knows how to dance to!

  64. Crash2GO2 says:

    Maybe she’s aiming at comedy? I took one look at her ‘oh so serious long face’ and her naked breasts squashed into an elizabethan collar (good call on the poster who id’d THAT) with first aid tape slapped on to her nipples and squirted Long Hammer out of my nose.

  65. bulus says:

    lady gaga is simply an idiot..,…yuck! sucky freaking bitch

  66. Kit says:

    Honestly Gaga is just the store brand version of Madonna. Similar but of obviously inferior quality. Plus at least Madonna’s music often seemed some what accidental in its controversies. (Do note I said “some what”…) Gaga just seems like a desperate teenage girl seeking attention and thinking that being “weird” and “different” makes her cool. In fact she’s not weird, different, or cool. Just desperate and boring.

  67. girl says:

    Yeah, the pissing off Catholics thing is old but also the whacked out reactions by some, like Donahue, are pretty old too. It’s like you never hear from him unless he is sputtering with outrage. And I say that as a catholic.

    I think you can just let tired, faux-controversial actions like these speak for themselves.

  68. Jollytr says:

    I’m one of those born-again, evangelistic Christians that everyone thinks is so judgemental and in your face (actually, I don’t judge anyone and use my Bible for reading, not thumping but tomatoe, tomahtoe).
    Lady Gaga gets my sympathy and not much else. The song is dumb and that’s about it … just dumb. Like most folks have said – the Judas song kinda stinks. No coincidence that she’s chosen Easter to release it … she needs controversy for the song because it clearly can’t stand on it’s own. I just don’t think she’s going to get the controversy – it’s simply not worth the effort. She has talent – don’t ya wish she’d use it?

  69. Valerie says:

    @Eddie…it’s HE not e, REINA not reyna, ALLI (accent on the i) not ahi, & O SEA not osea. Please use correct grammar when defending your “queen” in Spanish.

  70. CeeCee says:

    bahahahahahhahhaahhahahaaaa!! ppppfffffttttt!!!

  71. DeeVine says:

    Most.annoying.person.ever. If she didn’t have the outlandish costumes and the “controversy” she would not last 10 seconds in the music world. Didnt she release songs under her real name “Stefani”and the world took no notice?

  72. sammib says:

    YAWN. Boring, pretentious bitch.

  73. Kloops says:

    She is trying too damn hard. There is nothing controversial or edgy about this song or her. She seems nice enough, but I always want to pull a Seth &Amy and say, “Really, Gaga, really?”

  74. June says:

    It’s like a Gaga song put thru a Manson filter, and I like Manson, and I went to Catholic school from preschool until high school graduation so, I’m jaded enough about religion. I like it.

  75. viper says:

    Religion is whats keeping humanity from evolving. Spirituality is a different affair.

  76. Cletus says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAA, that SUCKED worse than I thought it would. I WISH Weird Al would do something with this shit.

    Jesus, it’s really bad. How could anyone be offended by this? If this were a painting, it would be a piece of canvas with JESUS POOPY PANTS LOL LOOK AT ME scribbled on it.]

  77. Liana says:

    Incidentally, the Catholic League isn’t the voice of Catholics. They just think they matter.

  78. Janna says:

    Well, she hasn’t hit the big time yet. Madonna had the Vatican and Pope after her several times, not just the guy in the U.S. from the
    Catholic church’s Catholic League. LOL

  79. Adrien says:

    “Judas” is already creating controversy”

    ~ Uhhm! Not really. Offending the Catholics nowadays is as rebellious as talking loudly in the library. The song may upset a few Catholic leaders, but it’s flock will just be “meh”-ing it just as they did when she released that video for “Alejandro”, where she played a rosary-eating, latex-wearing nun.
    Most of my Catholic friends are huge Gaga fans and will likely to buy this song.

  80. Nancy says:

    Wow this does sound like a bad version of Bad Romance but this is absolute crap it just sounds like a bunch of distorted noise, I had hoped for something better than Born This Way and this is even worse it seems like she’s running out of ideas recycling her old songs into these new crappy songs.

  81. ahoymatey says:

    that hat she’s wearing for the “nun” outfit reminds me of the one that pee wee herman wore in “pee wee’s big adventure.”

    serious artist, my ass.

  82. Zoya says:

    Dumb fake-scandalous pretty much sums up everything about gaga.

  83. Forelithe says:

    Damn my eyes…and my ears.

  84. hanna says:

    Look ppl should respect religion even if they are celebs! unladylike gaga she should stop being blasphemous,& yes I am a Muslim n a female n nt a brainwashed,”rolls eyes” n no I won’t get mad at ppl 4 picking on religion that would jst b regarded as ignorant ppl bt if in deliberate then God have mercy on them, I respect all religions that’s why I am pissed off at ha 4 that aljeandro song n nw dis 1,wen will she jst go away!!!

  85. Hakura says:

    @JollyTR“I’m one of those born-again, evangelistic Christians that everyone thinks is so judgemental and in your face (actually, I don’t judge anyone and use my Bible for reading, not thumping but tomatoe, tomahtoe).”

    No offense meant. I wish my family was more like you, in that regard. Very judgmental Pentecostal (Church Of God) Pastors. (Grandfather + 2 Uncles, plus my aunts & grandmother). I guess it’s made me more than a little cynical about organized Christian religions.

  86. Annie says:

    Another bad attempt at trying to be Madonna.

  87. Rachel says:

    Kaiser:

    You are SO RIGHT about that cheesy cover art. Also this:

    “Anyway, now everyone is saying that “Catholic leaders” are highly upset about Lady Gaga. It’s not, like, the Pope or anything (Benedict is too busy fussing over his red Prada slippers and listening to Classic Gaga, like “Disco Stick”). It’s Bill Donohue of The Catholic League, that red-faced dude who is always screaming about everything every chance someone puts a microphone in front of his face. I wouldn’t really call him a “Catholic leader”. Wake me when the Pope chimes in.”

    is awesome. Bill Donohue doesn’t speak for Catholics; he is a professional Offended Person.

  88. Truthzbetta says:

    She needs me to care so much I enjoy denying her.

    She’s too fugly to rip off Madonna. Madonna actually riled people up for real too.

    Gag merely annoys, she’s not even good enough to offend.

  89. beavis says:

    U G L Y.
    the look – Ugly.
    the autotune enhanced singing – Ugly.
    Her whole Persona and style – Ugly.

    it is just all ugly, and as soon as the music industry finds some real talent, she will go the way of all other hollow wannabe fame whores, she will vanish into oblivion, and not missed.

    it feels so empty, fake poser and trite. go away. you suck balls, stephanie.

  90. Jollytr says:

    @Hakura. Absolutely no offense taken. I’m not a religious person and cannot tolerate intolerance (hypocrisy for dinner anyone?). Gaga can sing whatever she wants and I’d probably listen to it if I liked it. Does she believe in doing the same for me? Dunno … probably not … can’t see her supporting The Newsboys being played on a mainstream station. She’s doesn’t write/sing about things that are a passion for her – she’s just about shock and fame. Empty and a shame – she could be pretty awesome.

  91. lindie says:

    Lady Gaga,went all Gaga,hahahahahah, so no longer a lady Gaga fan ,cause the lady is no lady in my eyes. She is into some pretty dangerous stuff,but God does not sleep Gagga ,get off the edge before it is to late.He [God] gave you a beautiful voice,use it for the good, not the bad. From a mom who would love her kids to listen to good solid music and not “dark senseless crap”.UUUUUUUUUUhhhhhhhhh please write some decent songs,why do you have to put religion in everything,so,so weird!!!!

  92. Dudette says:

    Barring the usual suspects, most people can’t be bothered to be offended by Lady GaGa. I’m a Catholic too and I just feel pity for her. Pity because this, and frankly all her stuff of late, is just about attention and attempting to create controversy. That’s the sum of GaGa these days. Sad.

  93. ToastedSkin says:

    Go away? Please?
    Please let her 15 mins be over already.

  94. Wendy says:

    I think she makes it her own and is very entertaining.
    I’ve seen her twice in concert and loved both shows.
    I’ve had people tell me who have seen her as well as Madonna live that Gaga was a better show.
    I will also say I love them both and when I look at Gaga I do not think Madonna. Sure she seems like a girl who grew up being into Madonna like we all pretty much did so it’s no surprise that that would come out in her music or style. But she is not a carbon copy of Madonna in my eyes. She is much stranger.
    Gaga grew up Catholic so she should be allowed to sing about the religion if she wants to regardless if someone else has already done it.

    And a lot has been done by so many people that if every artist tried to only sing about subjects that hadn’t been touched on no one would be able to ever write another song ever again. The same goes for hair color/makeup and style/clothes.

    I also have no issue with her working with a team of people to come up with looks etc. That is so awesome of her to let people be creative with her. Collaboration is so much fun.
    Maybe it’s just because I am in fashion and love working with a team to come up with beautiful images that I see what is so great about it.

    I think she’s fun and I will buy this next album along with all her other millions of fans and I will always be into paying to see her perform.

  95. NOLA artist HUF says:

    @WENDY I agree with you 100%.
    She rocks and this album will Rock. I saw her twice too and met her once. She is a really nice person, laid back and willing to talk to you about anything. I think this new song is very controversial because people don’t know how to interpret metaphors. I think it’s about the struggle to be a good person in a world where evil is so very tempting. Just look at all the people bashing her right her on this site. Jesus would not go out of his way to criticise nor would he be offended by someone inspired by him. He forgave Judas even after he betrayed him 3 times.

  96. sdshelt says:

    I don’t think Gaga is believable at all. I think she tries to be wacky and controversial. I much prefer the artist to be themselves and if they happen to be wacky and controversial, so be it – it’s them. But with her I just find it so fake and planned. Can’t stand her because of it.

  97. Pascetto says:

    about the only good thing she is doing is to piss off religious ignorants. the music is plain eurotrash – something that has been going on in europe forever and something i was hoping would never catch on here – ten or more years ago i would place a bet that this kind of crap would never make it here, but i was apparently wrong. and it was not by chance – i looked up the producers behind her (wasn’t expecting her to be the driving force behind it) and surely this dude redone – comes from morocco, ‘inspired’ by eurotrash and dreaming of going nowhere else but sweden, the country that gave us abba, a-ha, europe, ace of base, and and endless string of pop crap that is hard to comprehend. after doing his damage in europe (not to blame him for the mass embracing it), he moves to the us and basically copies the impossible to digest degree of horrible taste from eurotrash to the us. this is it, eurotrash music 20 years late booming in the us. sad but true.

  98. lindsay says:

    everywhere i go, the comments for any gaga news story are just like these ones. people are SICK of this big nosed, attention seeking madonna wannabe and her neverending shock tactics! and isnt it hilarious how she goes out of her way to cater to and kiss gays butts so she can have that loyal fanbase like madonna and britney? your fans are supposed to flock to you, not the other way around! gaga is one pathetic tranny!