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Published:September 18th, 2009 12:25 EST

Video: Lady Gaga's Controversial MTV Performance

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"Anti-suicide advocates have slammed Lady Gaga`s performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, blasting her for "romanticizing suicide" with her gory stage performance of song "Paparazzi."

The singer stunned the star-studded audience with her most bizarre stage act to date, dancing with crutches alongside a wheelchair-bound performer while blood poured down her bare mid-riff.

She was then surrounded by her dancers, who acted as if to mourn her death, before her lifeless and blood-spattered body was pulled up from the stage on a winch as the curtain came down on the stage." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=47846

Lady Gaga probably spends more time devising crazy new stunts and deciding what to wear, than she does composing songs and practicing for her performances.

A fake suicide as performance art is exploitative and tasteless, and the anti-suicide advocates were right to condemn Lady Gaga. Many marginal personalities are attracted by Lady Gaga`s quirky and outrageous persona, and one or two of them might have been influenced to commit suicide after watching their idol`s performance.

Lady Gaga explained that her controversial performance represented her private life being killed by the paparazzi. This from a artist who goes out of her way to attract the attention of the media.

Celebrities have a lot of influence on young people, and it`s incumbent on them not to say or do anything that might have an adverse impact on their devoted fans. Shame on Lady Gaga!