For its August cover story, The Advocate nailed an exclusive interview with Lady Gaga to ask her one more time what she thinks of her gay fans… Wait, you didn’t know? Lady Gaga has a bunch of gay fans! The magazine took a defensive note of the popstar for her outlandish strides towards equality, telling us to back off with the backlash (which the magazine actually fueled a couple months ago).
“To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person,” Gaga tells the magazine. Really? That’s the most ridiculous statement anyone can make about the woman who gets her red carpet inspiration from the breakfast sampler at IHOP?
You see, Lady Gaga is not just a shameless self-promotin’, self-important, media-manipulatin’, Messiah-soundin’, outsider-liberatin’ pop music machine… no, no, no, Lady Gaga is a gay activist at heart. And according to The Advocate, here’s why:
1. She bicuriously admits to putting the B in LGBT.
2. She takes the time to cry with gay servicemen at Best Buy.
3. “Born This Way” was the first #1 song to use the grammatically-incorrect construction of “transgender.”
4. The Westboro Baptist Church hates her.
5. She canceled her deal with Target after the company wasn’t supportive enough of LGBT causes. “I can smell [bullshit] from a mile away.” Apparently Target wasn’t close enough when the deal was originally inked.
6. As opposed to the fantasy of her Monster Ball tour, she considers performing as a political activist more “rooted” and “real.”
7. She has “unconventional, ethnic looks” like gay icons of decades past (i.e., Barbra Streisand).
8. She wore a condom when she went on Good Morning America to symbolize AIDS awareness.
9. She wore a meat dress when she arrived at the VMAs to symbolize DADT.
10. She pushed The Advocate cover story interview four times so that when she actually did take the time to talk to the writer, he couldn’t help but gush and giggle at the fact that he was sitting next to gay Jesus in the flesh.
11. She aligns herself with gay rights in an “us v. them” mentality where her genuineness comes into play. “Anyone who says that I’m not genuine is not interested in overcoming this fight. If people don’t believe me, they don’t have to be a part of it.”
So there you have it. If you don’t like Lady Gaga then you are against gay rights, social justice, sparkler bras and for the killing of gay unicorns everywhere.