Clearly Lady GaGa is not an actress and can’t read a script as well as some people in the media, but her message should be applauded and not made into a caddy headline by certain online media outlets such as Queerty.com about how it’s scripted, but rather they should join her in her fight to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.
Certainly her statement isn’t a passionate cry and lacks spontaneity, but her message is no less credible in trying to help repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. How many of us have had the guts to address this issue on a forum such as YouTube, much less be subjected to the scrutiny of a national audience?
Is it that some media outlets just want to stir a heated response by their caddy headlines, or is it that they have such ill feelings towards Lady GaGa, that they’ll stoop to ‘trying’ to make her seems less than human and victimize her and her message? Rather it’s the opposite in this video, she’s showing how ‘real’ she is, unlike her funky and sometimes hideous costumes have been.
I never was a fan of hers, however seeing this video shows her humanity and acceptance of those that do not have the opportunities as she, and is trying to be a voice for those who are victimized by the US government trying serve their country in the military. It’s astonishing to think that more than 13,500 service members have been discharged from military service, just for being gay.
Isn’t it strange how the military will honor a serviceman with a gold medal for killing a man in war, yet they’ll discharge them for loving one?
What legacy shall we leave behind for those which espouse intolerance and judgment of those trying to protect and better the world around us?
What is “Fraud”, as Queerty has stated, is anyone who has the contempt trying to demonize her for trying to abolish the ridiculous policy, and, rather than showing their support for her and give her a headline that backs the so called stance that Queerty has made in the past for the repeal of DADT, they’ve lowered themselves into a media pitfall being the least common denominator of all “journalism” – hypocrites!
They may try to shoot the messenger, but hopefully people’s criticism hasn’t dissuaded those who hear her message, and that Lady GaGa’s support of gays who serve(d) proudly in the military should not be treated as second class citizens.
By making this video, she is getting people to pick up the phone by making phone calls to their state officials, those who can actually do something about this issue. While I at times find the publicity surrounding the “GaGa phenomenon” irritating, here she gets a pass.
Her message isn’t in vain, as this has sparked not only scrutiny, but interest and awareness from the publicity of this raw video. The message is clear, and phone calls from constituents sharing her message will make the most impact by asking Republican Senators to side with the Democrats to block a filibuster.
Tell your home state senators to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by voting the week of September 20 in Washington, D.C.
Everyone who supports the repeal of the DADT should call their Republican Senators at (202) 224-3121 which is the Capitol switchboard – they’re staffed 24 hours a day. What to say while on the phone:
— Tell your senators to vote with Sen. Reid and Sen. Carl Levin in opposing the filibuster, defeat amendments to strike repeal, and defeat any crippling amendments.
— Senators should follow the lead of Sen. Carl Levin who will be managing the defense bill.
— It is critical that the vote on “final passage” takes place before senators leave for the election recess.