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Lady Gaga: New 'Telephone" video sparks Internet backlash


Lady GaGa: Is her star finally fading?

Temporary pop tart Lady GaGa may not want to read reviews of her new video 'Telephone.' All over the Internet, people have nicknamed her Lady CaCa and have described the video as crass, desperate and even boring.

On Popsugar.com, one user called the video a desperate Madonna rip-off while another said that although Lady GaGa is talented, her desire to shock undermines any of it.

On Velvetrope.com, a music industry forum, the reaction is far worse. One of the nicer comments was from a user named Sonic who claimed, "The new video is dumb and with the product placement all over the clip it's clear that the BIG "cash in" is in play. Her 15 mins are almost up and the hype is wearing very thin." 

Lady GaGa, once a star-on-the rise, may soon become a star-on-the-decline. Jeffrey Zalinger, editor of the gay Indianapolis paper Guys, Dolls and Guys, claims that Lady GaGa mania has already peaked in the clubs. "She is now beginning her decline. Being compared to Madonna was the worst thing that ever happened because she could never live up to the hype no matter what she does."

Tell us, readers--what do you think? Watch the video here and tell us is it hot or is it the beginning of Lady CaCa's GaGa's decline?

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Comments

  • brian 4 years ago

    If Madonna had written, in her first year the same amount of stand out hits as GAGA then she would have had my respect from the start. Give the girl a break she has made some of the best pop/dance records in recent history. I saw her in Glasgow and she was nothing short of incredible. She makes Madonna look desperate. it's refreshing to see a new strong female singer who can command an audience for 2 and a half hours. Her music is far more intelligent then any song by any female artist in decades. Genius is a talent that provokes jealousy.

  • julie 4 years ago

    Finally fading? It seems that people want her to fail. This happens when someone gets to live out their dreams of success, many people wish for failure. If people don't like it, there is a very simple solution: turn the other cheek. Pay attention to something/someone else. Ignore it. I like her.

    BTW, how about some positive comments every now and then? We don't get much of that anymore.

  • eric 4 years ago

    Genius? Give me a break. Lady CaCa is a disposable pop act. I don't care for Madonna but at least she provoked thought.

  • GagasFutureLove 4 years ago

    Get a life and quite hating my woman.

  • GagasFutureLove 4 years ago

    Get a life and quit hating my woman.

  • Cori 4 years ago

    Ya Lady GaGa is the best thing that ever happened to music and she is an inspiration to so many different people. Just because you don't understand the backround to the music video just proves that the people who are saying negative things don't have an imagination or that hidden I Dont Care attitude. Write about something that makes me sense

  • gagafan 4 years ago

    kk, this article is a gross exaggeration. I went to the sites listed, and the quotes picked for this article are not in any means a fair representation ... check it out for yourself popsugar.com and search lady gaga...

    And in addition to this, the video has nearly 13.7 Million hits in less than 72 hours, and after nearly 50,000 ratings, it still as 4.5/5 Stars.

    This article is clear biased, and stems for a hater.

  • Eric 4 years ago

    omg! how old are these people who say lady gaga is the best EVER?!!! or the best in DECADES? there was great music before lady gaga and there will be after

  • Mikhail Boho 4 years ago

    Sad to say, but your articles just make you seem like, a desperate jealous bitch. Honestly? Who quotes no-name blogs? Next time, try looking at actual sources. No matter what you felt about Telephone, it's video and the song, it is an internet sensation. The song itself is on the rise, to be her 6th number one hit.

    If you, and the other haters are content with pop-stars being famous just to line their own pockets, releasing bubblegum pop music that does not stimulate in any sense, then go on ahead, and hate her.

    The fact is, while Lady Gaga's, (Yes, it is not CaCa. Honestly, are you 6 years old? Ooh look, you can rhyme.) music may be somewhat generic to some, she can still make people think. Her videos, her performances, her interviews, her clothing... it is all designed to push what is acceptable. To change our perceptions.

    I personally didn't understand Telephone at first, but now... after thought, I can see her vision. Either you are not capable, or to ignorant to understa

  • Chuckjones 4 years ago

    The premise is simply false. The video has received wide critical acclaim and has been well received by her fans. She has made new fans in the process. The haters continue to hate - so what else is new. Gaga is a cultural force. With Telephone, she really pushed boundaries and buttons. Again. Controversy was - and always will be - part of the process. Meanwhile, she's continuing a wildly successful international tour. My only concern is that her insane schedule is sapping her strength. Eat some pasta, Gaga. If you're going to sing and dance for 2 1/2 hours, you need your carbs.

  • Danny Wells 4 years ago

    wow u managed to pick a few of the comments from haters, what about the few millions positive comments and rating this one video has had alone plus the hundreds of millions from her others? maybe if some people looked at her on a more intellectual level i think you would understand how clever and conceptial her and her videos are. at the end of the day its telling a story and like thriller will go down in history, she may not be the best singer ever but shes just about one of the best entertainers i have seen in my view for the last 20 odd years. on a more childish not from more, do 1 u jealous slag

  • Robert 4 years ago

    What a load of rubbish, gaga cashing in sounds more like you'r cashing in with this article

  • harrison 4 years ago

    i second brian. and gaga's fans will never, absolutely never, let her career go into decline. she is a talented songwriter, brilliant performer, and self-made fashion icon. i found this article a bit rudimentary and unfounded. and, as gagafan elaborated upon, this video is already a smash hit. i have found this video to have a very positive reception in the eyes of fans and critics; therefore, i feel that this article is a misrepresentation of the public opinion. rather, you are making efforts to promote your sour point of view behind a mask of "internet backlash."

  • Mikan 4 years ago

    Sue Bergerstein:

    Do you seriously sit at the computer all day writing slander about people in better positions than yourself? Get a life and stop hating, sheesh.

    Go outside, take a walk, and clear the gutter you call your mind. The fresh air will be good for you.

  • Yen Howell 4 years ago

    The video is tacky and random and not Gaga ramdon, just plain random.

  • Yen Howell 4 years ago

    And btw, she's not going down. It is still a great song.

  • Jay 4 years ago

    Madonna accept my apologies on behalf of these ppl who compare a trashy act like Ga Ga with u.
    U are simply beyond comparison

  • shane 4 years ago

    we'll know the reaction to the Telephone video soon because Telephone and The Fame will either go up or down on the charts. that will tell us whether people liked it or not. so far it doesn't seem to have had any impact at all. and considering this is suppose to be the big push for the song Id say thats a bad sign. too soon to tell though

  • Steve 4 years ago

    Sue you are an idiot.. Seriously this site just lost a viewer with this kind of trash for an article.. I am no fan of Lady Gaga but I see her talent and she is certainly talented far beyond some of her peers.. This girl actually can sing unlike Britney Spears and all the other lip sync artists out there.

    From now on Sue keep your opinion to yourself and just print the facts you moron.

  • That Guy 4 years ago

    For the proposition that her star is beginning to fade, you cite one Indianapolis writer? For the proposition that there is an internet "backlash," you cite two unknown blog sites? I'm not really a Gaga fan, per se, but I like her music. She's clearly a pop genius, and, in many ways, not just the Madonna, but the Andy Warhol of our day.

  • Heather 4 years ago

    What do I think? Your "Lady Caca" joke is asinine. If Gaga is so boring, why don't you write about something relevant?

  • Jonathan 4 years ago

    The article is harsh, but the author quoted from major industry sites. She's right: Lady GaGa is nothing but a Madonna clone--but without the talent or charisma.

  • ChicagoDP 4 years ago

    NO WAY! Clearly those complaining about the product placements can't see beyond the surface. First, I'd ask if those companies actually paid her anything to be in the video. Second, for those complaining it's a Madonna rip-off video, it should be pointed out that it might be because she worked with the same director who worked with Madonna (Jonas Akerlund).

    Finally, again about the product placements. Did anyone bother to think about what she's trying to say with the song and images? My take on it is that the song is about obsession--someone calling and texting all of the time, almost like how obsessed our entire culture is about this technology. Similarly, our society is obsessed with consumerism and constantly being bombarded with advertisements. We're obsessed with it all! In the end, that theme of obsession ties in with her whole personna (Papparazzi and others).

    Come on folks, be a little more analytical!

  • Connor 4 years ago

    what is wrong with you? get a life and stop hating against this amazing performance artist

  • bianca 4 years ago

    this artical is a piece of POOO
    GOGAGA

  • danid archuletasssssssssss 4 years ago

    HEY YOU BASTARD!!!! WHO SAID IT??? YOUR JUST JELOUS BECAUSE YOU CANT MAKE A VIDEO LIKE THAT!!! E!!!!

  • GAGA 4 years ago

    YOU ARE SO CREEPY!!! GA IS NOT FADING???? SHE IS NOT A LOSER... BUT SHE HAS THE TALENT WHO OTHER MUSICIAN DONT HAVE!!! SO YOU BETTER SHUT UP!!!!

  • ScottD 4 years ago

    The video was excellent. It had a Tarintino vibe and great music and cutting edge fashions. This was the same kind of BUZZ/ faux criticism that Madonna used to get but I guess most of you were not alive to experience it.

  • shes right 4 years ago

    i have watched alot of her videos and this one is by far the worst but then again so is the rest of them she may have good songs and voice but thats it she's over played me personally i'm tired of hearing about lady caca!!

  • patrickt 4 years ago

    temporary pop tart? SERIOUSLY? LMFAO. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE F U C K YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU FAT COW!!!!

    GET A LIFE LOSER!

  • mlk88 4 years ago

    I didn't mind the video, but I was turned off that her interviews regarding the message were no more thoughtful than her saying she wanted to take the song to a "deeper" level, and then linked on her twitter to a detailed discussion of the video. That's lazy, and she is getting credit for things that she doesn't do.
    Also, I was turned off from her talents as a songwriter after reading the Billboard story on her producer, Rob Fusari, who seems upset that she's getting credit for his songs and now won't even talk to him. He GAVE her her persona, afterall.
    I think she needs to slow down and prove it's all there and not just claims. Jonas was the genius behind this video if anything, and I actually believe the video was more "food for thought" than fully thought-out commentaries on America, society, sexuality, the prison system, etc. But now Gaga linked to a site where intelligent people had a discussion because she didn't think of these things herself. I'm disappointed, sorry for the ra

  • weimer 4 years ago

    You dum bitch Sue!!!

  • weimer 4 years ago

    You dum bitch Sue... GAGA is great!!!

  • DontWorry 4 years ago

    I want to see any of those morons who gave her video a bad review try come up with something as good or better yet be as creative as GaGa. As for Sue, you idiot, "temporary" my ass. You're gonna be talking trash on GaGa for a long time because she's not going anywhere.

  • ************ 4 years ago

    After watching the video i for sure liked it like most people. those who don't well screw you, all you can think is probably how much she looks similar to Madonna, saying how crappy it looks, believing that she's just a clone, and her obsession with being her. well in my opinion, everything she does is what a true artist does, makes music where it makes people think, have people shock with the many talents they posses in a good or bad way. her image and music style is something we haven't seen in about two decades, like marilyn manson. they are both true visionaries with what they do to catch most of the worlds attention with their performances. what they sing is more different and more unique.

  • Tom 4 years ago

    Wow, I am very surprised they let this moron write on this site. You call that jounorism? First of all, quoting two unknown people from two blogs don't really add up to "backlash". Just face it, LADY GAGA IS TAKING OVER!! Have you seen her concerts? Most of them who attended her concerts REALLY LOVED THEM!! I am sorry you're just jealous but then again I dont blame you for being a jealous cow. I mean, you're from a pathetic state and not only that you're not attractive looking.

    LADY GAGA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE!! In fact she's just getting started.. =)

    GAGA NATION ROCKS!!!

  • lovegagabut 4 years ago

    I love gaga, but she has one problem. She will always be compare to great Madonna. Now I adore her and think she is very talented, but for the first time I can say that this video is not her best. I like some part.., hate the part when they had to kill the dog:(, but anyone. I agree with the writer in one part, being compare to Madonna will be hard to keep up. I wish her the best. Being in pop culture is hard, what will be the next pop flavor. You have to keep up and keep fans interested. I like her and hope she continues.

  • LOVE GAGA! 4 years ago

    GAGA"S VIDEO WAS THE BEST EVER! ALL YOU PEOPLE TO SHUT UP! I HATE YOU GUYS! GAGA IS THE BEST EVER!

  • ... 4 years ago

    video sux...gaga sux...beyonce at an all time low with this and yes she now sux too

  • gigi 4 years ago

    You ugly ho sue. get a life. gaga is huge and u know it. So kiss my ass.

  • ellis 4 years ago

    i like vagina

  • ellis 4 years ago

    beastiality is great lady gag penis is nice

  • Daniel 4 years ago

    gaga is the next amy winehouse, Janet Jackson said it best would she be able to keep up w/the outragoes outfits and persona and that might be her downfall plus the possible drug usage after seeing that performance where she sang laying on the floor.

  • ivana suckalot 4 years ago

    GAGA IS JUST GETTING STARTED...MUSIC AND IMAGERY HAVE BEEN DULL FOR YEARS, ALL THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT HER ARE DULL TOO, BEYONCE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING DUETING WITH HER AS SHE KNOWS GAGA IS WHAT THE MUSIC WORLD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR....SHE WILL GO ON BEING CREATIVE AND HOPEFULLY SHOCK WITH IT TOO...VIVE LA GAGA.

  • Daniel 4 years ago

    Sad sad sad, I think Gaga is interesting, not too great looking, dancing or singing, but causes interest for sure in her own right, but my opinion - she is trying a little too hard to be controversial, something that Madonna put to bed a long time ago. Its like reading the articles in the early 80's when Cyndi Lauper would last forever and M was a flash in the pan. She will be like the rest of the wannabes who were also titled "The Next Madonna" - how you doing Britney, Christina??? Everytime someone comes along and makes some noise or sells some controversy its the next Madonna. Where has M gone? Had the most successful tour of any solo artist ever last year... No offense to Gaga, but there is only ONE Madonna and always will be. Just as there is only one Monroe, one Elvis, Gaga will have to make her own way, but on some originality and not just Marilyn Manson shock techniques.

  • bill 4 years ago

    I hardly think there's a backlash - most reviews and bloggers think it's awesome - very creative with references to Warhol, surrealism, etc. It's a real piece of art and an insanely catchy song. You'd have to look harder for crticism of this video than appreciation. This writer is way off base and definitely does not have their finger on the pulse.

  • Drew 4 years ago

    Hahah sue you're so out of the loop. You should just quite your reporting job right now. She is picking up steam. I hated her until i saw the video, which i thought was weird but amazingly awesome and had a story to tell which now a days, music videos have absolutely nothing to do with the song.

  • danny 4 years ago

    Even though i will admitt sue did not use the best source available. That does not mean Lady GaGa isnt smart. For example she is using the gay community to have people like her which I find disturbing. She is average at best and I just hate the fact that people call her original when all it is; is a big celebrated drag show. Gay people find yourself a artist with some real talent...geez

  • pdoggity 4 years ago

    @danny she isn't USING the gay community.. how DARE you say something like that.. you do realize she was huge in the gay scene before she was famous?????

    AND TO ALL THE HATERS... YOU CLEARLY DON'T 'GET IT'

    I LOVE YOU GAGA!!!! YOU DO REALIZE THE WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE VIDEO IS INTENTIONAL RIGHT?? I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT GETTING LADY GAGA'S MESSAGE. THAT SCENE IS SUPPOSE TO MAKE HER LOOK THIN AND GAUNT.. ITS HER COMMENTARY ON AMERICA AND HOW EVERYBODY IS OBSESSED WITH FOOD AKA POISON, BEING THIN AKA SHE'S ULTRA THIN, AND COMMUNICATION!!!

  • andy 4 years ago

    your using user comments as sources? If someone wrote an article about you from this one story they could say sources say she's 'ugly' and a 'bitch'and a 'loser' and a fat cow' i just read the music video guys review on this site and he said it was good

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