Gawker vs. Gaga
Gawker’s Brian Moylan rips Lady Gaga’s new column for V Magazine to shreds. In a post entitled “Lady Gaga’s First Magazine Column Is as Annoying as You Expected” Moylan lets us in on the fact that Gaga spells Marc Bolan’s name wrong and laughs at her lecture on art and fashion. Moylan’s not buying it:
Yes, Gaga, you’re right. You are smarter and better and more fashionable than us in all the hours you spent studying fashion (even though you don’t know that it’s Marc Bolan with a C.) Yup, you’re the best. Then she goes on the defensive about her influences, citing the Picasso quote “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” (Except it might have been stolenfrom TS Eliot, but why bother to do your homework in a column about doing your homework?) So I guess this means we can’t ever tell Gaga she stole something ever again, or we’re just calling her a great artist. Don’t you love how that works?
His column, more than hers, is the better read. And I mean read.