"Do you wanna see me naked lover? Do you want to peak underneath the cover?" These lyrics are from Lady Gaga’s new leaked track, Burqa.
Why is it that white pop stars are so unoriginal that they have to ridicule, mock and appropriate other cultures to garner attention… and then her little monsters (or as I like to call them, little capitalists) consume her “trends” and applaud her misguided “social conscious”.
Lady Gaga is an American cultural icon, and thereby, an extension of the imperialist and capitalist propaganda industry of the USA. Gaga’s obsession with muslim women, and veiling in general is strategic and in line with America’s foreign policy, militaristic endeavors and orientalist understandings of the Muslim other. Gaga’s co-opting of Muslim women’s dress, feeds into long standing orientalist fixation with Muslim women’s bodies and their respective “oppressed” status, as measured by her representative white, liberal feminism.
Gaga has proven herself time and again as a flashy and trendy American propagandist with her racist images of Muslim women and now her homonationalist updates regarding LGBT rights in Russia. In the above posted facebook status, Gaga says "we will fight for your freedom", a common white savior phrase previously used in Afghanistan and Iraq that translates to “We will bomb the oppression out of you”.
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