On Monday, Lady Gaga performed a critically mauled version of "Applause" on Good Morning America. On Tuesday, the song fell on the American iTunes chart, despite GMA's huge audience. On GMA's message board, Gaga was trashed by gay people who thought the fading star was grasping at straws in order to pander to the gay community.
It's been a rough month for Lady Gaga. She tried to take over Katy Perry's thunder by releasing "Applause" the same day as "Roar." Perry's song has gone on to become a huge number one hit. Gaga's song made the top five, only because she goosed her fans into buying multiple copies and sent her fans links that allowed "Applause" to be playlisted 1500 times on YouTube. Even Huffington Post ran a headline with the letters D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-E running across the screen.
Lady Gaga tried to make things up with a performance at the iTunes festival. However, critics mauled her performance, mostly because of the poor new songs. According to music industry insiders, Lady Gaga is now back in the studio reworking ARTPOP songs. There is even a rumor that she is using cartoon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Larry the Lobster, Meg Griffin and Marge Simpson to make one of the tracks more appealing.