Lady Gaga has diarrhea of the mouth again. Yes, once again Ms. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has decided to open her pie-hole and inflictÂ—erÂ—grace the world with her unwanted piles of mental manureÂ—erÂ—eagerly-awaited pearls of wisdom. This time, the self-styled and increasingly tiresome pop star/provocateur has turned her gimlet, heavily mascaraed eye on plastic surgery. And, by extension, the people who choose to have it.
During a recent photo shoot for the May 2011 issue of HarperÂ’s Bazaar, Lady Gaga bared her body to pose seductively atop a mirrored piano which she managed to stay on. Unfortunately, in addition to her body, the Poker Faced one insisted on baring her soul. When the conversation turned to the subject of plastic surgery, the lady took a strong, indeed, a rigid and reactionary stance against it. Lady Gaga thinks plastic surgery is evil. And she has no empathy for her fellow celebrities who have chosen to improve themselves by going under the knife.Â
Â“I have never had plastic surgery," proclaimed the Alejandro singer with obvious pride, "and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.Â”
What the hell does that mean? Is Lady Gaga trying to channel Dr. Drew Pinsky? If she means that improving one's physical appearance through cosmetic surgery is more harmful than displaying one's artistic Weltanschauung through body piercing and tattoos, she's on the right track, but she missed the train. Neither activity is harmful. It's 2011, Gaga. Adults can do whatever they like with their own bodies. They can even, sadly, wear clothes made of meat and ride around in eggs if they're so inclined. As for plastic surgery, it's no more evil than having to listen to the pseudo-intellectual ravings of a singing costume designer who has apparently forgotten her place. Furthermore, it would be interesting to hear what the Born This Way girl will have to say about plastic surgery 30 years from now. But, alas, we'll never know because by that time, she will have long since faded into anonymity.Â
It's time Lady Gaga realized that she's a pop star, not Salvador Dali. Please, Gaga, sing your songs, take your money, and kindly leave the stage.
(Photo source: London Evening Standard)