naturalcitizen wrote:The majority (and I'm not saying ALL) of Gaga's fans are insecure teenagers who were just "born this way". *rolleyes* It makes me wonder, is there a celebrity who didn't try to capitalize on their sad bullying story from high school era. Yep, there's Adele and I find it fascinating. Just to be clear, everyone gets picked on at one point of their life, but I think people are making such a big thing out of it. We are praising all these "amazing" people who overcome problems, and I am asking - where are the people who were never afraid? What about people who weren't physically strong, but managed to keep their shit together? I am sorry, but I find it a little exaggerating when people just go and kill themselves because they're not being considered part of the "cool gang" or are being made fun of because they're smart and studious. I blame society for this.
"I am sorry, but I find it a little exaggerating when people just go and kill themselves because they're not being considered part of the "cool gang"
".... That's exactly what is happening, though. Kids are killing themselves all the time, not just because they're not 'part of the cool gang', it's because they get ridiculed and beat up everyday for who they are. Gaga is sending a good, strong message to them kids.
I find it strange you find that a bad thing to do. If you are in a position to reach out to kids all over the world, to try and give them some hope, that can only be a good thing to do.
I'm not a Gaga fan, but I know she is doing good with the 'born this way' campaign. Her telling the stories of her being bullied is an attempt to show kids that is gets better. Yes, she probably does use that to get her some more fans, but it's still a good message to get out there.
On topic- I just think Gaga needs to be defended more. Also, we are less crazy... most of the time.