Lady Gaga is now under fire by an anti suicide group for glamourizing suicide in her vma performance of paparazzi. Unlike in the music video in which Gaga gets a way with murder, she’s the one to die. Truthfully I thought she was “killed” in this performance and did not “commit suicide” but I could be wrong.
Her response to this was that the paparazzi killed her personal life and this was a representation of that which seems to suggest that Gaga did not see this as suicide. Before this whole performance she said that the song was inspired by Princess Diana’s death. I think the song and performance take on different meanings for her, like its evolving into something it wasn’t before, but I do not think that this performance was glamourizing suicide. It was more that the paparazzi and I guess everyone else glamourize death.
I find the performance shocking, insane, and intriguing. I admit I’ve watched it more than a few times. What do you think about Lady Gaga’s performance?