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Guagua National Colleges

Lady Gaga and the Devil:
How the Internet Conspiracy Theories Elevated Her into a Pop Music Icon

A Thesis Presented to:
The High School Department
Guagua National Colleges
Guagua, Pampanga

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for Graduation

Anastasha V. Diaz
March 2013

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Mom and Dad, thank you for the never ending love, care and support. Thank you for giving me moral support and encouragement to help me get through with my studies, for believing in my strengths and abilities, for never giving up on me and for serving as an inspiration for me to grow stronger, bolder and to strive harder. My younger brother, Antonio. Without you and your computer skills, I would constantly have a hard time with constantly fixing my laptop. Thank you, Kuya Kevin Mark Rabida for helping me work on my thesis and my title. Without you, I would still be sitting in front of my laptop for hours not knowing where to start. My best friends, Aina, Patricia, Kim, Claire, Danielle, Jobette and Viesca. I hope we become friends forever. You touched my life somehow in ways I never expected and I hope I touched yours too. The Samaria Vavies and every single classmate I have, thank you for making my fourth year life incredibly amazing. And last but not the least, to the One above. Thank you God because without You, I would be nothing.

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Dedication
To God, my refuge and strength.
To my loving parents, my best teacher and hero.
To Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga, my inspiration to become someone more than just a normal, typical and ordinary teenager to go beyond the capable and reach my own limits. To Lady Gaga’s “Little Monsters”, this one’s for you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABSTRACT……………………………………………………………………………… CHAPTER ONE
Introduction……………………………………………………………………….
Assumption and Hypothesis……………………………………………………….
Statement of the Problem………………………………………………………….
Significance of the Study………………………………………………………….
Scope and Limitation………………………………………………………………
Definition of Terms……………………………………………………………….. CHAPTER TWO
Review of Related Studies and Literature………………………………………… CHAPTER THREE
Summary…………………………………………………………………………...
Conclusions………………………………………………………………………...
Recommendations…………………………………………………………………. REFERENCES

Abstract

Lady Gaga and the Devil:
How the Internet Conspiracy Theories Elevated Her into a Pop Music Icon

This thesis looked into the ever so famous 26-year-old singer-songwriter in this modern world of today, Lady Gaga. It aims to show how the ground breaking performer’s rise to fame. This study further explains the topic how the newest and one of the most widely used forms of mass media at the present time, Internet, can be very influential. It serves to show how the people reacted on her unique or rather illuminati style. I primarily chose this topic to let people see how the internet can affect someone’s life in good and bad ways, how the Internet can influence someone’s point of view and how it can change someone completely.

CHAPTER ONE: THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction
In this chapter, you will find the problem, its background, assumption and hypothesis, significance, scope and limitation and the definition of terms. Media can be considered as a basic necessity since it plays a big part in the world today. Media can encourage destructive behavior, not cause it. Chances are, most of us become brainwashed with misinformation, enough that it has become a problem to many of us today. Example of this is the different reactions of netizens on Lady Gaga’s music and style. Rumors were spreading through the internet about her that she sold her soul to evil but on the positive side, these have caused her to reach success earlier than expected. But it wasn’t success all alone. It caused many controversies which led to rallies and protests. People were against her, thinking that she was disrespecting,...
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