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to not understand why its ok for Lady Gaga to dance around naked but not Rihanna or Britney

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mrshess Mon 27-Jun-11 14:16:38

Just wondering why its seen as acceptable for Lady gaga to dance around naked but rihanna and britney get a load of stick they have to be good role models whereas anything goes it seems with lady gaga

PaisleyLeaf Mon 27-Jun-11 14:17:30

According to who?

DooinMeCleanin Mon 27-Jun-11 14:20:01

Different target audiences?

I'm not usre re: Rihanna as I wouldn't have thought a lot of her songs would suitable for preteens/younger teens. I have no idea what Britney is upto these days, so can't comment.

Also could it because Lady GaGa has a very obvious 'style' of her own and the underdressing is clearly more about expressing herself and her individuality and nothing to do with sex appeal. I'd rather Lady GaGa as a role model than Rihanna or Beyonce etc.

giveitago Mon 27-Jun-11 14:21:16

See what you mean but she doesn't act the victim. My 72 dad likes her. OMG - growing up with him (I'm my my 40's) and he insisted blaring out classical music. He has a teenage daughter and thinks that at least gaga doesn't do the I'm a sexy victim thing. He rates her - as being a bit different from the usual way young female stars like to portray themselves.

I'm not that fussed about her. She'd be better if she remembered to get dressed.First couple of singles were good but now she's doing the beyonce thing of just churning out same old same old pop tripe - but at least beyonce is a great singer. Rhiana is the 2011 verson of Kylie with stock, aitken and waterman imo. So is beyonce - but the woman can really bloody sing.

CrapolaDeVille Mon 27-Jun-11 14:21:51

Lady Gaga does not strip for the male gaze, she does it for her self, and usually shocking, expression. Lady Gaga does not promote herself through her sexual availability or attractiveness to men, moreso on her image (high and freaky fashion) and talent. Rhianna and Britney are reduced to their appeal to men.

tallulahxhunny Mon 27-Jun-11 14:24:47

I loooooooooove lady gaga, not so fond of beyonce i find her quite predictable and rihanna is lush

tabulahrasa Mon 27-Jun-11 14:26:22

cos she's ironic innit hmm

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Mon 27-Jun-11 14:26:51

I think they should all stop it. They make enough money to afford clothes, for crying out loud. I hate the fact that pop 'music' is basically just musical porn these days.

I swear to god that in another 10 years, the pop videos will all consist of close up glistening fanny shots set to music.

Whatever happened to actual music? You know, with actual singing and proper instruments being played by musicians? I'm sure it was around here somewhere at some point. Has anyone checked down the sofa?

meltedchocolate Mon 27-Jun-11 14:29:51

I really dislike ladygaga. I hate how she dresses (or undresses). I find her really tacky. I also think her ridiculous outfits are to detract from her looks not being as good as many others in the charts (not that it should matter).

CrapolaDeVille Mon 27-Jun-11 14:36:06

Apparently MC it matters enough for you to comment.

giveitago Mon 27-Jun-11 14:37:03

'Fraid I don't find get her state of undress as shock as opposed to soft porn. But perhaps that's because I'm middle aged. I don't mind ga ga but her 'shock' value will up as her musical ideas dry up.

If her listened to her music without ever seeing a video you'd see what I mean.

I'd laugh if any daughter of mine saw her as an idol.

meltedchocolate Mon 27-Jun-11 14:40:23

Haha, I knew someone would say that. It doesn't matter at all. I just think that is why she has chosen to dress so strangely. I think it was her way of standing out.

Ormirian Mon 27-Jun-11 14:40:42

DIfferent motivations I guess. She does things as self-expression rather than wank fodder. I'd rather listen to her than Beyonce or her ilk. But maybe there lies the difference - music for my generation was much more about listening than looking.

Although there is a cyncical part of me that thinks the fact that naked flesh stimulates publicity and sells music whatever it's motivation.

meltedchocolate Mon 27-Jun-11 14:42:49

I don't think she is expressing herself at all. I think she is attention seeking to the extreme. I would prefer to listen to Beyonce. She has a better voice (IMO)

CrapolaDeVille Mon 27-Jun-11 14:44:34

I think any musician, pop, has an image....it's part of the package. Even Adele is 'defined' by something, just happens to be her weight.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Mon 27-Jun-11 14:49:57

Wouldn't it be great if they were defined by musical ability (or lack thereof) and not how much of their fanny you can actually make out as they thrust at you in their videos?

I'm now fully channelling my parents so it only remains for me to remind you all to put on a jumper.

CrapolaDeVille Mon 27-Jun-11 14:52:48

Ironically you can be very very ugly as a male pop star as long as you carry a threat of gun crime.

lubeybooby Mon 27-Jun-11 14:52:50

I think Lady Gaga is very artistic with her various states of undress. Rihanna and Britney do tacky-come-hither crap especially Britney.

CrapolaDeVille Mon 27-Jun-11 14:52:59

Faw shizzle.

charliejosh Mon 27-Jun-11 14:57:45

I found myself horrified recently at ds (5) knowing all the words to Rihanna's S&M and also the words in the new Bruno Mars song having reference to 'having nice sex' and ds knowing those words too! That bothers me more than the state of undress they go onstage in because ds is too young to see that, but he hears their songs daily on the radio!

slug Mon 27-Jun-11 15:07:51

She may not strip for the male gaze (how can you tell?), but I wish she didn't feel the need to do it so often, nor use a selection of costumes that make it so obvious that she has no pubic hair at all.

somethingwitty82 Mon 27-Jun-11 15:20:43

Lol at the image of singing glistening fanjos

Hasnt a singer already made a porn movie to music, as in his music video is him having hardcore sex with a prostitute?so I've heard anyway...wink

Gaga is the worst, cant believe how many people have been sucked in by her dreadful stunts, and her dancing in her knickers and bra is no different to any other auto-tuned cutie prancing around like a halfwit

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Mon 27-Jun-11 15:24:43

it's the sign of things to come, I tell you

giveitago Mon 27-Jun-11 15:46:50

Ugly male star posing with guns. Ugly female star posing with g-string.

I don't think she's that artistic just needs to go one better than madonna really. But I don't dislike her. Just don't find her artistic particularly and would laugh at the thought of finding any message in her 'musik'.

TechLovingDad Mon 27-Jun-11 15:47:32

Lady Gaga is a man, there's the difference, OP. grin

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