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Lady Gaga is pissing off her Japanese fans

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Lady Gaga is currently terrorizing Japan, and not only is she annoying the country’s citizens, she’s also offending them in a major way. You see, in the photo above, she’s wearing an outfit with the Korean characters ?? printed on it. That translates to “color”, which is rather innocuous in and of itself… except it’s not in Japanese and some fans seem to think that Gaga can’t tell the difference between Asian countries.

A thread has appeared on 2ch, Japan’s most popular online forum, titled: “Lady Gaga, Who’s Visiting Japan, Is Wandering Around Roppongi in Clothes with Korean Characters. This Proves That From the White Person’s Point of View, Japan and Korea are the Same.” Oh dear.

Here are some of the comments within that thread:

“She thinks South Korea and Japan are the same.”

“Wearing clothes with Korean characters and sauntering about Roppongi is giving hate to Japan.”

“Did Japan do something to her?”

“Get outta here, you shitty white person.”

“Is she trying to pick a fight with a Japanese person? lol”

“Yep, just a dumb American.”

“This kind of makes me not like her.”

“It can’t be helped. But it’s a little sad she’ can recognize Japanese.”

“Well, I have no clue about the difference between the U.S. and the U.K.”

“Certainly looks like between Japan and South Korea, Gaga likes Korea more.”

“Her songs are great. Truly great.”

“Make no mistake, when Gaga is in South Korea, she’ll wear clothes with Japanese and the Rising Sun!”

“She probably just thinks those characters are a symbol. No biggie.”

“Waaah. This certainly makes her less cool.”

Apparently 2ch veers semi-conservative and Japan and South Korea aren’t on the best of terms at the moment, so that may be increasing this situation. Do I think Lady Gaga thinks all Asian countries are the same? I don’t know, some people are just ignorant like that. However, do I think she actually set out to offend anyone or gave much thought to this? Not really. Not thinking isn’t really an excuse (and in fact is often the problem in situations like this), but I do think she’s done far more blatantly offensive things in her time.

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Madonna and Lady Gaga fighting over who gets to perform at the Berlin Wall anniversary

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If you want to give your guys some good exercise by having them roll all the way to the back of your head, where they’re likely to get stuck, then you’re in luck and this story’s for you. Apparently Lady Gaga and Madonna are in a feud again, of sorts, as they fight over who gets to perform at a concert honouring the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to be held this November. They could both play, of course, but apparently they refuse to support one another, so it’s an all-out bullshit war.

From The Daily Star:

A German mole told us: “Madonna and Gaga are equally desperate for the honour of performing. They both like to think of themselves as very political, and will also have new albums to promote by then. It could reignite their long-running feud as the date draws nearer because neither are used to being told no.

“However it’s highly likely organisers would choose the Queen of Pop over Gaga, if push came to shove.”

What the hell is wrong with these two? This may or may not be true – I’m guessing it’s true but to a less dramatic extent. I just think they both need to get a grip. Madonna is too old for this bullshit and needs to sit confident in her status as an absolute legend. Gaga needs to realize she’s a Madonna carbon copy, only not nearly as good, and chillax and show some respect.

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Lady Gaga covers Harper’s Bazaar

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For some reason, Harper’s Bazaar seems to have an eternal hard on for Lady Gaga and I’m not quite sure why. Here she is in the September issue, which is some big portfolio for the magazine of 19 well-known women ,all shot by Caroline Roitfeld.

From WWD:

Shot by Sebastian Faena, with creative direction by Stephen Gan, the portfolio, which will appear in all 30 editions of Harper’s Bazaar, includes Lady Gaga, Penélope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Stephanie Seymour, Isabeli Fontana, Laetitia Casta, Carolyn Murphy, Monica Bellucci, Gigi Hadid, Brooke Shields, Eva Herzigova, Iman, Stacy Martin and Lauren Hutton.

“This is a portfolio I’ve been dreaming of wanting to do even over my 30 years in the business,” said Roitfeld, who noted that she began the project in March and finished in May. “You need a magazine that has big shoulders for such a project.”

September’s issue in particular, which she refers to as “Icons,” marks the first time Roitfeld’s shoot has been featured on the newsstand cover of Bazaar U.S. (Images from her past portfolios were featured on the U.S. flip covers in November 2013 and May 2014, however).

Well, that sounds lovely. She apparently used fishnets in some way in each photo to link the women and make the series more cohesive. And she did an okay job with Gaga – she actually looks vaguely human, though the Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows are not really her, I don’t think.

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