Look, I really am not a fan of Lady Gaga. If you came up to me on the street and said, “Andrew, are you a fan of Lady Gaga?,” I would say, “No. No I am not.” But I most certainly know that she is not “poison for the mind of our kids” and that her videos don’t lead men to go rape little girls, which is pretty fucking nuts to claim about her video of “Telephone.” But that’s what this fucking nuts lady said on FOX News yesterday, claiming that the pervert who will rape you and/or your daughter is beating off to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video right now, just cranking it so hard to this video of Lady Gaga in a woman’s prison from Waterworld, practicing his rape techniques. She also claims that Lady Gaga is poison to the minds of our kids, which is an insult to real poisons, since those are actually threatening/sinister. Unlike Lady Gaga.
This is kind of like the whole does rap music make people murder each other/ Insane Clown Posse make people hack people with hatchets debate that idiots on cable news channels (mostly FOX) get into all the time that never makes real sense when you think about it. Yes, the “art” may be controversial, but there are plenty of idiots who murder people in the name of the Bible and the Care Bears, and we don’t go around calling those things “poison to our kids minds.”
We also don’t get on TV with a self-satisfied smirk as we claim that child molesters are beating one out to a very bad music video. We should be talking about how almost all of sexual molestations of children are done by a family member, and not how there’s a music video with a lady in a thong that perverts will use as inspiration to rape your kid. That would be crazy. [Real Talk NY]