“Equality is the prime rib of America, but because I am gay, I don’t get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer,” Lady Gaga said, referencing a dress she wore last week to the MTV Video Music Awards that was made out of cuts of steak.
“Shouldn’t everyone deserve to wear the same meat dress I do?” she said.
You would think prep school-bred Stefani Germanotta’s could come up with a better analogy than that.
Gibberish aside, let’s cool it with the plaudits. I’m an unequivocal opponent of DADT, but Lady Gaga’s presence does nothing but reinforce stereotypes while diminishing a serious debate.
Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which organized the Maine event, said his group reached out to associates of Lady Gaga weeks ago.
“She said: ‘I want to be strategic. I’ll go to Washington, but I’m not sure there are any votes in Washington,’ ” Mr. Sarvis said. She finished a concert in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday night and drove 15 hours in her tour bus to get here for a 5 p.m. appearance.
Maybe Sarvis should be thinking about strategy instead of cribbing from the Petty Queer Establishment’s playbook.
As for the celebrity sycophants, there’s nothing “brave” about Lady Gaga’s support of gay rights. What is she risking: an invite to the Southern Baptist Convention?
- You: Lady Gaga Goes Political in Maine (nytimes.com)