“The talent of success is nothing more
than doing what you can do well; and
doing well whatever you do without a
thought of fame.” Henry Longfellow,
Longfellow’s words address the true meaning of how people should come by their fame- doing what they love and not seeking the limelight. This notion does not apply to the recently invented pop phenomenon, Lady Gaga, unless you consider her talent for attracting attention at any cost as well as using theatrics and drama to cover up the truth about her, a critical component of being a temporary musician. Someone who does express the natural experience of fame is Amy Winehouse, who performs for her love of music rather than to please her audience. The difference between Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse is authenticityGaga is a moving target who has escaped serious scrutiny and so it has been over looked that she has appropriated from many other artist, especially Madonna in a way that she essentially pilfers to enhance her identity and public appearance. Lady Gagas attitude is demeaning in her claim to be a voice for misfits and freaks and her many ‘inspirational’ quotes. She is completely manufactured, which is easily proven when pointing out Lady Gaga’s original personality Stefani Germanotta and the music she previously performed. Gaga is vulgar in many ways and so becomes an appalling role model for her easily influenced fans. Lady Gaga is a manufactured identity and an extremely unsuitable icon for this generation to idolize. Actions and statements made by her prove this and serve as conclusive examples. Lady Gaga is contributing considerable to the erosion of this generations social beliefs and values and will continue to do so. Gaga’s second albums title The Fame Monster is fitting as a way of describing Lady Gaga accurately would be the fame monster.
Gaga is a moving target who has escaped serious scrutiny and so it has been over looked that she has appropriated from many other artist,...
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