Lady Gaga is at it again.
In one day, 8.3 million people watched the release of her new video "Alejandro" yesterday. While her fans ordinarily anticipate her awkward approach to artistry, some people say she's taken her abstract thoughts to the next tier. As for the new music video, she's taken a short page from Madonna's handbook, intertwining catholic religion and eroticism. Remember, in
1989, Madonna took flack for her "LIke a Prayer" video. "Alejandro" is a bit of a short film, dark and ominous, leaving critics calling it blasphemous and over-the-top. Among the critics, are pop singer Katy Perry, whos against Gaga's use of religious symbols in her video for "Alejandro" Yesterday, Katy tweeted "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke". This morning on "The View", Whoopi, Joy, Sherri and Barbara were unimpressed with Gaga's form of expression. However, Elizabeth saw a greater meaning behind the video, settling that Gaga was using this method to convey her point. She defended her, ultimately figuring the the artist felt persecuted for her music.
Since Tuesday, some have wondered why would she revisit her old Catholic high school for her sister's graduation wearing a veil and sheer pants?
A friend of the family, told the New York Times that "Part of going to the graduation in that outfit was her showing the bullies that she has emerged like a swan. She has made something of her life and has found the freedom to express her creativity.
So do you think something's behind the music and those abstract methods of expression? Is she a broken heart or a ravaging bull? Why does she express herself the way she does?
If you haven't seen the video already, check the youtube link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?