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GaGa Responds To Telephone Controversy

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Lady GaGa is NOT pleased about the backlash she's receiving about her music video for Telephone from BIGOTS who claim the lesbian relationships are sadomasochistic and 'poison.'

However, GaGaloo has integrity and responds to the hate-mongers with a lot of class.

She says:

"There are transsexual women and transgender women and suddenly it becomes poisonous and something else because there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It's not a choice, we're born this way. That's why for me this video is groundbreaking because it has one foot in the art community and one foot in the commercial world.

I told Beyoncé this after it aired, you'll see this video is not just great now but six months from now what this video will mean. Hearing people say the video is sadomasochistic or that the video promotes murder for young people, it's my personal belief that the video is getting so much attention, not because of those themes because I've done those themes before, haven't I?

There are no rules or limits when it comes to love. But I see love as separate from sex."

Well said, GaGaloo!

What do U think?? Is it unfair that people are calling her work poison?

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281 comments to “GaGa Responds To Telephone Controversy”

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  1. 1

    Lady Gaga is a full on retard. Every time she opens her mouth I want someone to punch her in the face. Ugh.

  2. 2

    I think it's pretentious garbage. Nothing to do with Lesbianism; I loathe the mainstreaming of violence, especially sexualized violence. SO ugly.

  3. 3

    kk so i really love her style and all, but i think this video is pushing it a little bit !!!! the whole lesbo thing just isn't working for me because it was adam and eve not adam and steve as i would put it so yaaaa…….

  4. 4

    bitch is retarded.
    what shes saying is contradictory and poooointless.
    who agrees?

  5. 5

    gaga is so clever. i love her

  6. 6

    It's the same stuff people have been doing and talking about since people could talk - now it's just out in the open. Get real people, if the Bible mentions homosexuality, and there are depictions of it in art from thousands of years ago, it's been around way longer than Gaga. She didn't invent it - just exposed it! Move on…

  7. Dawo says – reply to this


    I Love You My COOL GAGA :)

  8. 8

    Umm I disagree on one part.
    I don't think people are born gay

  9. chiro says – reply to this


    "We're born that way" is GaGa gay?

  10. 10

    by the way:
    TRANSGENDER and TRANSSEXUAL means the exactly same thing.
    but "two are better than one", right gah-gah?

  11. 11

    i dont care what people say, gaga is more amazing than words can describe. im gagailcious!

  12. 12

    Gaga is not a fancy shoe..shes not a phony shoe..she's just dumb. It's a bad song and a bad video. Neither socially important or groundbreaking. It's forced and tries too hard to be shocking, which it isn't. The video has no continuity and is nothing more than a vehicle for comical outfits. Nice picture Gag a loo, you look like Dee Snider..only he is prettier.

  13. 13

    i think she's so right about this. people are freaking out over nothing. goddamn idiots

  14. 14

    Her work is definitely not poison. But this video is not one to remember, besides her running around in a tiny very tiny bra and undies.

  15. 15

    I completely agree. Lady Gaga can do just about anything to get attention. And I think she says she is gay to get attention as well. She makes me sick!

  16. 16

    I love Lady Gaga. I feel she brings a lot of positivity in my life and others. I love her music and this video was so crazy! Just amazing. I loved it because it was crazy. I'd rather watch two women kissing than some ho shaking her ass half naked and all sweaty. Lady Gaga is art and everything she does is for the fans. She is so down to earth, stands up for what she believes in and helps out those who need help. Like look what she did for Haiti.

  17. 17

    veganva it so does have to do with lesboness its written all over the screen!!!

  18. 18

    No, it's not exactly appropriate or suitable for everyone.

  19. 19

    Anything she says and does is pointless because you have turned people against her and in 5 years her career will consist of singing in front of a bulk food store at the mall.

  20. 20

    this is what happens to people who are given the oppurtunity to be a circus act and let people who watched like it and addicted to it. lady gaga is a real gaga, she thinks she can do what she want now and dont get criticized because she have done it before? the video is a feast for the eye and not for the faint hearted. too bad she is seen by young audience and i will hammer her vagina if she'll say she is concern for her young audience.

  21. kjmac says – reply to this


    Gaga is right. Being gay is not a choice. It's time people accept that. She has done those themes previously and didn't receive the backlash she's getting now. I hope she'll continue to push the envelope

  22. 22

    This is coming from a gaga fan…I wasn't feeling the song or video at all, unsure of the message. Pulp fiction story was random and uninspired and Beyonce's acting and dance performance was shit.
    Gaga looked fierce as always though, her performance made it somewhat watchable. It didn't bother me about the lezbo shit but I admit the video was trashy and i wouldn't want my kid to watch it.

  23. 23

    This vid is wrong. It's not wrong that she is airing sexuality. It's wrong the trashy manner she's showing it in. Sick!

  24. 24

    Of course she tries to spin it around and be a martyr for gay rights. It has nothing to do with gay rights.

    The video is objectionable because:

    1. It uses homosexuality merely as a way to be more controversial. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I'm offended by this reinforcement of negative gay stereotypes.

    2. She prances around mostly naked for a good portion of the video.

    3. It glamorizes violence, murder, and even sexualizes both. Gross.

    4. [In my opinion] it's supposed to be "art", but the video is 50% advertising, and 50% lame attention-getting gimmicks [like transsexualism.] The whole thing is just stupid.

  25. 25

    I don't consider myself to be uptight, and I actually like lady Gaga music, I have 3 children and we listen to her music together. But I must say I was sitting with my children when this latest video appeared and I was very uncomfortable that my kids were watching this. I respect artist and their views but from that point on my kids are now banned from watching ANYTHING Gaga on TV.

  26. 26


  27. ecid says – reply to this


    She tries TOO hard for attention. It's getting really old and boring.

  28. 28

    yes!! team gaga all the way!!

  29. 29

    I think that Lady Gaga is an amazing artist and performer. Her whole image is about pushing music to the next level and although it may be uncomfortable for some people, others love her and her image. Isn't that what the industry is about.. Having an image and a persona that separates you from the rest. No one can tell me that she hasn't done that. No one can tell me that they don'r have an opinion on how they feel about her. She makes pieces of art in all her videos.. and you know what they say about art! IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT CLOSE YOUR EYES!

  30. 30

    Re: CandyBeast – actually, transsexual and transgender are two different things….transsexual is medical.

  31. 31

    It doesn't matter who you are or what you are, its the fact that someone is talking about it…so pull that stick you have up your ass out and deal with it.

  32. 32

    another mouthful of shit coming from her again.

  33. 33

    GEEZ I cant believe you promote this crap so hard, your both morons. I just can't stand that you want her to be a role model for our kids what the hell is wrong with you?

  34. 34

    Re: CandyBeast
    I sooooooo agree

  35. 35

    im going to start calling her lady saggy tits

  36. 36

  37. 37

    Love Lady GaGa - people thought Elvis was to sexual back in the day. GaGa is just a wee bit before her time - people will catch on sooner or later. Also - don't like it - don't watch it! She doesn't create music/videos for the people that hate her - she creates them for her fans.

  38. 38

    Her work isn't poison, its SHIT.

  39. 39

    technically she didn't even address what was said or even explain just why this video is so great. i mean i get her clever, coy & diplomatic response but its like saying something without actually saying anything at all.

  40. 40

    Well said Gaga! Tis the nature of the beast. At least they are listening!!

  41. 41

    I think she's full of shit. She's done the genderbend thing before, too. The video is in a prison where there is violence, implied sexual predatorship, and they go on a mass killing spree. Paparazzi killed someone, too, but that someone was trying to harm her.

    We've seen females kiss before. Hullo! Madonna? This video is past that.

    That said, it didn't bother me because I am completely immune to sex, violence, etc. I live in America, after all.

  42. 42

    I interpret it more as they are both poisoning everyone with their propaganda… what does a telephone have to do with prison, or a diner? There is much more meaning behind this… the telephone on her head symbolizing she isn't using her brain, can't pick up, instead just programmed to poison everyone without the use of her brain… kind of like she's doing to us all with her music, "art" and commentary… its all poison.

  43. 43

    It seems like she spouted about a bunch of pseudointellectual drivel to avoid actually discussing what went down in her vid. Not that some of the criticism wasn't over the top, but being stripped naked by 2 butch guards in jail, being fondled by weight-lifting convicts while shackled and blindfolded (and seemingly enjoying it), and being fed by another person who calls her a "bad girl" all suggest BDSM elements, whether or not these actions are being depicted between people of the same or different genders. And it appears that homegirl definitely poisoned a whole diner in that vid.
    I don't see how "love" or transgendered community factor at all into the equation. In my opinion, neither was represented at all in the video. If she seriously thinks of herself as an artist in the truest sense of the word, it would have been nice to hear her honestly discuss what sexuality or morbidity was in the video and its significance to the song's meaning and/or the video's entire aesthetic. A well-crafted and noble piece of art could shed new light on these important and often undiscussed parts of our pathology. As it stands, it seems like she just made a shitty piece of sensationalism for the sake of sensationalism and pulled a bunch of crap out of thin air to justify it

  44. 44

    BTW, Perez's love affair with Gaga is starting to make me question his sexuality.

  45. 45


  46. 46

    "There are no rules or limits when it comes to love. But I see love as separate from sex."

    As she said before- her love = fame… so of course, as she said there are no rules or limits to what she will do to get that "love" or shall I say FAME… she will disburse propaganda, sell her soul, and become a robot just to be famous… all for "love" gaga… sure.

  47. 47

    She acts like we've never heard this message before…As much as I love Gaga and respect her work, she was not the first to do this at all. Madonna provoked controversy long ago and when she did it, it was done with more artistic value and had a message that was truly ground breaking and new. Lady Gaga is amazing but like Marilyn Manson, she's not really doing it to make a statement on society or politics, she just does it for the sake of getting a rise out of people. Madonna in all her silliness at least had a concrete message to what she was trying to to when it came to controversy. The only people shocked about it are the right-wing conservatives and they will always be riled up by the smallest thing. I found nothing in the video shocking, just highly amusing. :)

  48. 48

    She is such a visionary!! I love that Lady.

  49. 49


  50. 50

    Who cares if her work is poison? Fact: GAGA IS TRASH.

    Absolute, useless, superficial GARBAGE.

  51. 51

    That is so absurd! How is this video about love? And if in some way she is relating it to some kind of love, then the message is totaly lost or hidden behind all the flamboyant, shock tactics. Showing your arse cheeks to the world, to me, is not about love. It's about self gratification and egotistic expression of herself as this icon in modern day culture. Not everyone is so easily swayed my dear.

  52. 52

    Re: MUSiCBABii16

    - No, the industry is no longer about setting yourself apart, its all about MONEY MONEY MONEY… anything to sell more and make more money is what its about now… open YOUR eyes.

  53. 53


  54. 54

    People need to chill! If you don't like Gaga PAST HER POST BY, as for me I L♥ve GAGA!

  55. 55

    She's stereotyping transexuality and homosexuality as well as general feminine sexual identity.
    Why should we praise her for doing exactly what those on the opposite side are doing?
    Believe me, I'm all for equal rights but in her attempt to bush boundaries, she's neglected the fact she's falling into the same stereotyping trap.

  56. 56

    For the record, love is separate from sex.

    You don't need to love someone to have sex with them. You don't even need to LIKE someone to fuck them.

  57. 57

    Re: gossipHER – EXACTLY!!
    thats what i mean with POINTLESS because she babbles and babbles… and at the end she didnt explain anything.
    fucking freemason whore.

  58. 58

    Re: SerenityMarie – You must be missing something if you think everything she does is for her fans.

    She even said she wants to hypnotize you guys to love her music, how more obvious can it be?

  59. 59

    Re: SerenityMarie – And what DID she do for Haiti?
    Her FANS funded that. She got PR both because her fans think she paid for the donations, plus all of her fans that did donate now walk around with her Haiti merchandise.

    It was a tool, not philanthropy.

  60. 60

    Her pointes are sooo disjointed. I don't get how she connects her dots. She makes a statement and then ties it to other statement that has nothing to do with the first one. She tries to sound intelligent, but she is as airheaded a lolhan. I can't take her seriously. She does more harm to the causes she supposedly supports by the gibberish she spouts. Her eyes are dead as lead. There is no soul there. One day I think her circuits will blow and she'll collapse in a shower of sparks and smoke.

  61. 61

    I could give a long winded comment but screw it!
    Gaga is AMAZING!
    Enough. Said.

  62. 62

    Re: MUSiCBABii16 – That looping video of a model forcing herself to puke on Gaga is art, right?
    Great message.

  63. 63

    Gaga is amazing and the video is amazing AND yes people are born gay they don't choose it. I LOVE LADY GAGA

  64. 64

    People are mad because her video equates murder and sex, and then sells it to little girls. I'm gay and can't stand Lady Gaga. She's just trying to confuse the issue.

    Her video is gross. Not because of Lesbianism.

  65. 65

    I wish that she would just the fuck up and make music instead of trying to be more then she is. Just make pop hits and stop trying to make artistic statements. I don't want to be constantly bombarded with her political views and your site has already made 4 posts on her today.

  66. 66

    I thought of it as more of a Thelma & Louise friendship vibe than a lesbian vibe (which would be fine too.)

  67. 67

    There are some cloooooooooooosed minded people on this site!!

  68. 68

    gaga forever.

  69. 69

    Why are people so ignorant? Lady Gaga is wonderful, talented, and unique. Yes, she pushes the envelope, but it is something her many fans adore about her. There is nothing wrong with lesbians, gay men or transgendered people they deserve as much respect as anyone else. It's not a choice, it's who you are. Anyone who thinks she's a bad role model should take a look at themselves because they are being ignorant, she is open minded and accepting of everyone, a trait that should be admired, not trashed.

  70. 70

    people who don't see what she is saying are ignorant. do you have problems with your own sexuality and that's why you need to bash her? honestly it's 2010 get with it… no more room for haters in this world we have too many

  71. 71

    Sorry, nothing groundbreaking about it; Just screaming for attention as usual. Plus it has NOTHING to do with the lyrics. And, for the record, that quote you posted MAKES NO SENSE. What is she talking about?

  72. Laury says – reply to this


    What about all those stupid action movies, don't they promote violence in a way? The Telephone video is so cartoony, I can't imagine how someone would be inspired to kill someone after seeing it. As for the sadomasochism shit, we all know that everyone watches porn from time to time when no one's watching, bunch of hypocrites. Fuck the haters. Go Gaga!!!

  73. 73

    If Lady Gaga's music was so good, then why is she always constantly resorting to crazy wardrobes, flashy her T & A, etc just to get attention and shock value?

    She reminds me of another Britney Spears.

  74. 74

    Re: cuppcakez – I see closed mindedness as the people who simply say 'i lover her' or 'i am gay, so I agree' think for yourselves and read into what is really the issue. If she chooses to make a political satement then people will expect her to back up her actions with words, something tangable for others to relate to…not a few statements strung together. Seriously, open your minds.

  75. 75

    People are always afraid of what they don't know. I say fuck those who dis Lady Gaga.

  76. 76

    who cares….

  77. 77

    Don't worry what this chick is doing. Don't take her so seriously, people. She is a shock for attention type of entertainer. Look at her outfits. "Fame Monster" anybody? She's completely transparant. It's laughable. Now, if she were a serious person then that would be something to talk about.

  78. 78

    We're born this way! Is she gay?

  79. 79

    so she said " we're born this way" so she's gay. Her music is crap anyway

  80. 80

    I think everyones is being retarded. Lady GaGa is a new thing and people aren't use to it. I don't believe it has anything to do with "lesbianism" as some people say.. She is unique and very talented in my opinion. She stands out and like I said people aren't use to it because they are to closed minded.

  81. 81

    unfair? How come she and you, mario, can have opinions, but no one else can? or, wait, everyone else that does not agree with her or you is an idiot or a moron? People are entitled to their own opinions, and unfortunately, some are racist. It would be a better world if all racists kept their opinion to themselves, but at least, you know who is hating. But, if someone does not like something, not because they are racist, but because they do not like her music or videos, or don't agree with the way she is pushing her message, they have their right. Mario can not admit this person is not a musical godsend, but just a flash in the pan and will be gone soon. You know mario, it is supposed to be about the music, not the videos. why am I bothering? I don't even think he knows how to read

  82. 82

    This bitch is so full of herself and the sad thing is she doesn't even realize how dumb she is. Get over yourself nobody cares about your video.

  83. 83

    Re: gagaForever – who the hell said anything about gays or transgendered not being allowed to love or that there is something wrong with their love? Gay and transgendered peoples aren't criminals!!!! That is how she depicted them. Criminals. As though they are the ONLY people in jail. WTF??? What kind of message is this?

    Then she takes down a diner? So we are to believe that lesbians or transgenders are violent as well?

    You defend this?

    Yes, its art but it is only controversial not with any fucking meaning.

  84. 84

    Love Gaga, but the video was pushed too far. Keep in mind 13 year old girls are watching this.. I got my belly button pierced cause it was the Britney fad when I was 16. What are the 16 year old girls gonna do for the Gaga fad?

  85. 85

    ay i dont think this controversy over gays will ever go away but if people dont like it then dont watch it. I LOVE GAGA AND HER BOLDNESS AND I FEEL SHE SHOULDNT HAVE TO EXPLAIN HERSELF!!

  86. 86

    Bleh…everytime this whore opens her mouth a flood of stupid comes out. And saying that GagGagloo has integrity? And class? Have yet to see it…

  87. 87

    This issue is such an über christian red herring/scapegoat of an issue. Why worry about poverty and war when you can worry and complain about the FABULOUS Lady Gaga and all of her controversy?

    Gaga is sooo post-modern, and all of her visuals in her video are social commentary. LOVE LOVE LOVE her style. You go, girl.

  88. 88

    I honestly dont see how this video is any different from any other pop video. Women dancing half naked, sexy scenes, and product placement. Sounds like any pop video out there.

  89. 89

    Re: Lions89 – Which is exactly why we don't have room for Gaga.

  90. 90

    Ugh it is so annoying when she talks about her vagina to get attention.
    People are upset because she is using her sex to sell her music and she is just trying to push the boundaries like Madonna did. It is pretty gross to see her in her underwear for a whole 9minutes. It's upsetting because young people watch MTV and she is a acting like being a whore is cool. Lady gaga puts on underwear for the whole video because her actual music sucks. The most annoying part is when she tries to make it about her music when it isn't.

  91. Rynne says – reply to this


    I think it's homophobic and unfair of her to portray homosexual and transexual people as prison-inmates and freaky-deaky sadomasochists in her videos. That is a stereotype that the LGBTQ society has been trying to combat for decades. She just set them back so many steps so she could make a buck being edgy.

  92. 92

    yah i agree, when she talks it doesn't even explain anything or make sense. her act is really fact. she is trying her hardest to be an artist and what she thinks an artist should sound like but she just ends up sounding like an idiot.

  93. 93

    As far as I could tell from the video the only foot it has stepped in a huge pile of steaming dog shit. And ya think that she can stop talking about what is best for her vagina in her interviews? TMI.

  94. 94

    Re: relates – Great post..actually it is spectacular. You are spot on with everything you said. The LOOK AT ME AREN'T I EDGY AND CONTROVERSIAL aspect totally ruined it. The more she tries to set trends the more desperate and pathetic she becomes. REAL artists with staying power have found a way to appeal to mass audiences instead of a select few. By trying to be a champion of any one cause will alienate everyone else and sadly this will be her downfall in the end. Also, she talks wayy too much and she is becoming obnoxious.

  95. 95

    Re: VeganVal – Exactly what I was thinking. Extremely pretentious - lame, derivative…try-hard "edgy". The film clip only has a vague connection with the lyrics (which are formulaic and superficial), and the whole filmclip seems horribly forced.
    I'm so over this Perez Gaga worship. She's a pop star with crazy outfits…not the second coming. There's not even anything remarkable about her music. Just the usual pop crap.

  96. losky says – reply to this


    Re: CandyBeast – are your brains in your ass? transgender is a person that was once a man and opted for surgery to be a woman. a transsexual is someone who is a man but dresses as a woman and lives as woman but still has their man body parts and dont take hormonal pills. and people are born gay. its in you from the moment you come out of your moms loins. you dont live 30 years of life and decide ok i think im going to go gay. you are born knowing. my friends dad is a woman. she got married had kids but she always knew that she was in the wrong body and decided to live her life as a woman, she knew her whole life. it wasnt okay 40 years old married to a woman and have two kids, fuck all that lets be a woman now. stop with the ignorance people and learn.

  97. 97

    all you close minded people need to fuck off.
    everything GaGa does has an intentional, intelligent purpose behind it. and if you were smart enough to actually read what telephone was all about then you would respect it even more. PLUS IF YOURE A HATER DON'T POST SHIT. YOUR OPINION WONT CHANGE THE MILLIONS OF LITTLE MONSTERS THAT LOVE HER.

  98. 98

    Gawd she is awful!!

  99. 99

    So she just admitted she's gay.

  100. 100

    This video was so overhyped it was doomed to fail. Those who like it are probably stans of hers who thinks everything this chick does is golden. Same with beyowulf, her songs are stolen garbage and her stans think she's an icon.

    The video was GARBAGE plain & simple. nothing to do with sexual preference, despite how she's trying to spin it.

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