In the latest edition of “Out of Control Celebrity Egos”, pop-star Lady Gaga has decided that the country in general and the US Senate in particular need to know her feelings on the US military policy regarding gays in the military service.
The twenty-four-year-old Lady Gaga turned into a political lobbyist when she released a seven minute video message to “my fellow Americans, the Senate…and youth all over the world”, urging repeal of the official military f “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which bars gays from serving openly in the military. The rule requires gays in the military to hide their sexual orientation or face discharge.
Lady Gaga is openly bisexual and was recently named by Forbes as the 4th most powerful and influential celebrity in the world. She has become one of the gay community’s the most visible and important icons in decades, and has reached the top of the entertainment world with a string of chart topping hits,outrageous cosumes and stage shows.
Lady Gaga is Just One of Many Celebrity Activists
Lady Gaga, who’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is the latest in a long line of entertainers and celebrities to use their fame as a platform to champion pet causes. The question is this: Does anybody really care what they think? Obviously they think so.
Ms. Germanotta is welcome to her opinion on military policy (which I share, by the way), but why is it that we care what she thinks any more than we care what Martin Sheen thinks about nuclear power. Is Lady Gaga, with her accumulated wisdom of 24 years really the person to lecture US Senators?
Of course Lady Gaga has the right to speak freely and publicly on subjects of her choosing. I do not doubt the sincerity of her plea. But if the American public begins taking its cues on policy and governmental issues from celebrities, in Lady Gaga’s case, a celebrity with various emotional and psychological issues…the apocalypse cannot be far behind.