The Lady Gaga onslaught continues. After her stint as Jo Calderone at the VMA’s and yesterday’s tirade against Cathy Horyn (for which we’re eagerly awaiting a reply from the fashion critic), Gaga announced on her Twitter feed last night that she made a series of five “fashion films” (read: music videos) with Inez and Vinoodh to support her latest single, “You and I.”
In it, the singer reprises one of the characters she introduced in her original video, Nymph, (who bears a striking resemblance to Gaga on her Vanity Fair cover.) She’s bare-faced and mostly naked, save for a slip dress that doesn’t really stay on properly.
While it’s refreshing to see Gaga without random junk stuck all over face and hair the color of a popsicle, the inevitable conversation about whether or not the singer is “ugly” has come up again. The kiddies over at Fashin have started a debate, and it’s something the singer has dealt with since she first appeared on the scene; it’s a shame that this word is even thrown around. A sampling of the vitriol via some commenters: “SF ugly and pretentious,” and “mere inches from losing my eyesight.”
I hate hearing anyone called “ugly”–and she definitely isn’t–but Lady Gaga takes obvious pleasure in offending people’s aesthetic sensibilities, so she has to be able to withstand some personal attacks about her looks. A shockingly bare face for Gaga is almost as surprising as horns coming out of her forehead.
It’s probably way too early in the morning for a philosophical conversation about beauty, but is Gaga attractive or not?