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Lady Gaga interviews with 60 Minutes

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lady Gaga and Lady Starlight performing at Lol...

Lady Gaga and Lady Starlight performing at Lollapalooza. Image via Wikipedia

The television news program 60 Minutes recently televised an interview with Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, whom is popularly known as “Lady Gaga.” Anderson Cooper interviewed the performer.

In one segment constructed from excerpts of her performances, she said, “Tonight, I want you to let go of all of your insecurities. I want you to reject anyone or anything that’s ever made you feel like you don’t belong. Free yourselves of these things in life. Yeeeaaaah!”

Considering the implications of rejecting anyone or anything that’s ever made you feel like you don’t belong, I suppose she would take exception to not allowing cameras to fully record the yet-to-be-released songs she has recorded. However, the presence of cameras (in essence, a person) in a recording studio and hearing a song that has not yet been released – and in which she went to the camera and placed her hand over the lens, and told the camera operators to stop, is a demonstration that someone is making them feel like they don’t belong.

Using her philosophy, they should reject that.

Using that philosophy, people who are not invited to a wedding party should crash it. Using that philosophy, men should use women’s restrooms – after all, they don’t belong there, and should reject that feeling.

To believe such thinking is utter lunacy.

Later in the interview, she also said, “I smoke a lot of pot when I write music, so I’m not gonna’ like sugar coat it for 60 Minutes, that you know… I’m some sober human being, ’cause I’m not.

“I drink a lot of whiskey, and I smoke weed when I write. And I don’t do it a lot, ‘because it’s not good for my voice. I don’t want to encourage kids to do drugs, but when you ask me about the sociology of fame, and what artists do wrong. What artists do wrong is they lie. And I don’t lie. I’m not a liar. I built good will with my fans, they know who I am, and I’m just like them in so many ways.”

Wow… thanks, Steph, for supporting drive-by shootings in Juarez, international crime, murder in America, and for contributing to the deterioration of society in general.

There’s your hero, folks.

But then again, I suppose she was “Born That Way.”

Therein lies the problem… being born one way does not mean that one should remain that way forever. Birth is merely the starting point of growth.

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