Miss Stefanie Germanotta has taken over the world. Much the same way her pop predecessors have for almost 50 years now. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has not heard of or seen Lady GaGa.
Her rise to stardom was quite quick and she is best known for her unique sense of style both on and off the stage. People become excited to see the latest creation by the Lady and her Haus of GaGa. Indeed she has taken avant garde fashion to a level of visibility unseen in recent years. Some however are content in giving Team GaGa all of the credit, especially her most outspoken supporter Perez Hilton.
Perez sees no fault in anything GaGa does and will support her to know end. No doubt he even credits himself for her success. There’s no doubt that GaGa (and many others) acknowledge this fact to some degree. However, his unwavering support has crossed the line into rabid attacks and defense in her honor.
The most recent victim? Christina Aguilera. Perez has already gone ahead and declared Christina’s tour a potential failure due to poor showing on the iTunes chart. Not only is her barely month old song a failure but she is nothing but a copy cat artist with no creativity or prior achievements.
Perez is correct in saying that a lot of elements in Christina’s new video are similar to things we’ve seen before. There’s some “Human Nature”, “Bad Romance” and “Toxic” among other things. But the assumption that one single person invented them and owns them is not only short sighted, it completely ignores 50 plus years of pop culture and what it stands for.
Pop culture has always been about taking an existing thing and reinventing it for a new purpose or message. Let’s take a pop culture history tour shall we?