After offending animal rights activists by accepting her award at the MTV Video Music Awards in a dress made of meat, Lady Gaga had this to say for herself:
“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth,” Gaga replied. “However, it has many interpretations, but for me this evening … if we don’t stand up for what we believe in [her objection to the US military’s don’t ask, don’t tell policy] and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And I am not a piece of meat,” she added, holding up the magazine cover.
Okay. A few words of here. How can you be “judgement free” and “stand up” for anything. Making a stand requires making a judgement call. Methinks this women thrives on paradox. Wants to offend and be loved at the same time.
Jesus said, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” He recognised his call for love would engender hate, that his tolerance for prostitutes and tax collectors required intolerance of hypocrisy. If Gaga truly wants to make more than a media wave, and take an actual stand, she needs to come clean on what she is intolerant of and drop the insipid “whateverism”.