LADY GAGA MIMICS MADONNA
Catalyst July/August Issue 2010
Recently, musician Lady Gaga released an eight-minute music video for the song, “Alejandro.” In the video Lady Gaga plays Madonna wannabe, squirming around half-naked with half-naked guys and abusing Catholic symbols—they’re always Catholic symbols—while bleating out “Alejandro” enough times to drive one mad.
Throughout the video, the pop star occasionally dresses as a nun in a latex red habit, flashes the cross, swallows a rosary and manages to get raped by her S&M posse of men. Hence, the Madonna copy cat has now become the new poster girl for American decadence and Catholic bashing, sans the looks and talent of her role model.
After her video was negatively reviewed by scores across the entertainment world, Lady Gaga defended her video and described it as “a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community.” But if this were the case, surely she could have done so without offending Catholic sensibilities.
Like Madonna, Lady Gaga was raised Catholic and then morphed into something totally unrecognizable. In a recent interview with Larry King, the lapsed Catholic said, “I suppose you could say I’m a quite religious woman that is very confused about religion.”
Saying she is confused is quite an understatement. In any event, we hope that she finds her way back home. In the meantime, Catholics will settle for her treating us like Muslims.