Did you hear? Amid reports of poor ticket sales, Lady Gaga has announced that she is providing a "Born Brave" therapy bus at her upcoming concerts so young people can have someone professional to talk to about their "problems." She even displayed the bus to look like it was designed by someone who was on heavy drugs (possibly herself). How noble of her!
Her fans claim that this is such a charitable thing to do and that she is this generation's Mother Theresa. They have posted numerous comments throughout the Internet praising their Mother Monster and throwing insults at anybody who disagrees. Her fans are too blind to realize that Lady Gaga is doing more harm than good.
Lady Gaga started off as a really fun artist whom a lot of people identified with. Songs like "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi" remain two of the most exciting and danceable hits of the past decade. Somewhere along the line -- probably with the Alejandro video -- she snapped. She basically took several Madonna videos, combined them into one, and called it "art." She then appeared with a meat dress at the MTV VMA Awards in 2010. Soon after, she announced the "album of the decade," Born This Way.
Lady Gaga announced that the album's title song, also the first single, was the gay anthem of our time. She basically took Madonna's signature hit "Express Yourself," used the exact melody, chord changes, vocal style, and changed the lyrics. She also referred to Asians as "Orients" and Latinos as "Cholas." By the time the "Born This Way" album was released, there was such a backlash that it was pathetically reduced to 99 cents at Amazon.com.
Perhaps the unexpected failure (at least compared to her previous albums) of "Born This Way" caused Lady Gaga to snap. She soon started appearing on every television show, every radio show, every newspaper, etc. to make herself appear to be relevant. Her appearances (along with the 99 cent sale) helped "Born This Way" sell over 6 million copies worldwide. Her management, however, claimed the album sold 8 million when -- in fact -- it was 8 million that shipped.