India Arie isn’t feeling Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video and she’s not biting her tongue on this one. India alleges that that the pop stars have gone too far with their depiction of sexuality in the video. She threw a thorough bitchfest on Twitter in protest of the video, which she called “socially irresponsible.”
Says India Arie:
“Am I the only one who thinks the “telephone” video is going a bit too far?
I’m not referring to the abstract nature of the video … I’m talking about the IMAGERY – the unspoken back story, the language the message
I agree gaga is being her image .. I dig her creative mind But still … Thers a such thing as socially irresponsible… I’m just sayin. Its not long before somebody does a straight NAKED video. Not like Alanis morrisette “thank you india” like NAKED dancing around.”
Socially whaaa? Everyone knows that Gaga is a gift from the music gods. Pop music was boring before she came in and rejuvenated the game. Not to mention that she’s one of a handful of artists who actually makes the effort to inject creativity into her live shows, even if it’s part of the whole risque shtick.
OK, I get it. Arie is upset that her regular girl steez isn’t poppin’ right now in comparison to Gaga and Beyonce’s sexually charged image. Why do we have to choose between the two? I enjoy Arie’s soulful crooning as much as I enjoy Bey’s bootylicious pop. Besides, Gaga already tried the whole average girl thing and failed miserably.
Here’s the much maligned “Telephone” video.