Here are some late Halloween photos from Lady Gaga. She went as… (her words)… “Princess High the Cannabis Queen”. She filled her Twitter, her Little Monsters site and her Facebook with messages like “HAPPY HIGHLAWEEN!!” and “So i was weed for halloween. BEST COSTUME EVER ITS SO FUN.” I mean… sure. I kind of think every day is Halloween for Gaga, so when the actual Halloween rolls around, it’s kind of a non-event. I will say this… she looks super-baked in these photos. Which is fine, I guess.
Not fine? Gaga’s new interview with Stylist Magazine. You can read the full thing here – I only skimmed it because she was pissing me off so much. Here are the most rage-y parts:
On whether feminism and makeup go together: “You know what’s so funny is, I actually think there’s a new feminism that is completely different and I don’t think either is better or worse. Any kind of feminist has valid views for herself about what it means to be a feminist, but, as a new-age feminist, I would say I quite like the transference of strength I feel by submitting to a man – being under him. I actually wrote a song about it on my album, it’s called GUY and it stands for Go Under You. So wearing make-up, smelling delicious and having suckable, kissable, edible things between your limbs is something I find strengthening because I know that when I pick the right guy, I can let him have it. Some women feel oppressed by make-up and clothing, and here’s to them, they have every right to feel that way as well.”
Art through commercialism: “If I wasn’t working on my record, I might say, “Yeah, f*ck off, I don’t want to talk about make-up”, but when I’m working on music, I need every palette and paint at my disposal, so I like to talk about everything all the time. The way that I approach doing a fragrance is sort of like Pop Art. It’s about the commercialism of bottling fame. Everything about this fragrance reeks of a high-school artistic statement about how fame is horrible and ugly – but it smells delicious. There’s something quite juvenile about the whole thing. But to make a point of it, I’m saying anybody can have Fame – it’s £24.50! That’s the art of it.”
Girl-on-girl hate: “I think women are just, for no reason, wretched to each other all the time, and I don’t think they use clothes or men or perfume or make-up or anything more than they use anything else. We should all make an effort to be nice to one another all the time.”
On Adele, weight and “Body Revolution”: I’ve realised I don’t have to do very much anymore but make music, because my fans do it all for me. They carry the message so far. Ever since they saw how much Born This Way could affect people, they wanted to do more and have that sort of space of kindness and compassion. I was acutely aware of some photos on the internet – my mum called me and was like, “Did you gain weight?” – everybody was telling me about it, and I didn’t really care. But when I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f*cking ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds. Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of women. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.”
What. The. F—k?!? Why in the world did she drop that “Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it?” line in there? It’s like that Cheryl Cole post that very few of read the other day – the message from certain celebrities is NOT “Bullying in all its forms is awful, you should never pick on anyone for their size” – the messaging from these self-absorbed, self-pitying narcissists is “Why am I being picked on? There are other stars who weigh more than me, go and pick on them!” Their complaint is that they don’t personally deserve to be bullied because there are “worthier” targets out there, like Adele. So much for a “Body Revolution”. I mean, we always knew it was total bullsh-t anyway, at least from Gaga’s narrow perspective.
Photos courtesy of Gaga’s Facebook.