- Lady Gaga has a simple request: “Be yourself, but wear a mask!”
- She’s a pop-cultural-turned-pandemic pioneer. If she’s following the rules, we should too.
- Seriously – this is Lady Gaga we’re talking about here.
You were “Born This Way” – to wear a mask.
It’s been ten years since Lady Gaga wore a meat dress to the VMAs. These days, she prefers to be pantless on her pizza/pasta runs.
I’m not here to debate mask-wearing or mask-shaming.
Simply put, I just find it so very ironic that the person tasked with talking sense into the public is the most theatrically dramatic, historically over-the-top pop star of our current generation.
All Hail Our Pandemic Pioneer
Lady Gaga knows a thing or two about this coronavirus business.
In case you missed it: she curated the massively successful “One World: Together At Home” benefit concert alongside the WHO, raising over $127 million for pandemic relief efforts.
You’re encouraged the watch the first six hours of it here:
The woman (er, Lady) deferred releasing her highly-anticipated album “Chromatica” so the earth would start paying attention.
This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release an album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.
She Even Repurposed Her “Chromatica” Marketing Dollars!
In April, the Californians of Twitter shared a touching discovery:
Lady Gaga had swapped out her album’s already-paid advertising space with encouragement inscriptions for essential workers.
A bit selfless, huh? Especially considering “Chromatica” was still coming (and coming soon – it dropped on May 29, just seven weeks after the original, April 10 release date).
She still could’ve plastered the city in album art and had every right to do so.
Then Again, ‘Earth Is Cancelled’
It’s like she knew.
Or as today’s youths are saying, “she been knowin’” about the fate that would soon befall us.
LG later elaborated on our planet’s cancelation:
I found earth. I deleted it. Earth is canceled. I live on “Chromatica.”
I sincerely hope you see the irony of all this.
Lady Gaga left the building a long time ago. She was the only one smart enough to cancel and delete the earth back in February. Maybe we should all just fall in line and/or proceed to do whatever she says.
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