Okay, so I opened up my favorite celebrity news blog this morning to find that the topic of the day is rapper/singer, M.I.A., showing up at the 2010 Scream Awards wearing a funky-looking and colorful burka (or burqa), sky-high gladiator sandals and eye-blinding green eyeshadow. Uuuuh and her point was what? Here we go with another 15-minutes of fame WTF moment in celebrity fashion history.
Remember when singer Bjork wore a swan on the red carpet. Do I even need to mention Marilyn Manson’s garish garb? Hey, even our First Lady is jumping on the silly clothes bandwagon and wore her sweater backwards the other day.
This is starting to get really silly now and the ringleader is Lady Gaga. Will we ever forget her horrifying meat dress, hat and bag? How about the moose antler hat, the lobster hat, the ribcage bustier and the hat made out of hair.
M.I.A. whose real name is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, was born in London to a seamstress and a political activist. She was raised in both London and Sri Lanka and is of Sri Lankan descent. She has also lived in both New York and India. Her most famous song was probably “Paper Planes”. She is also known for her crazy fashion get-ups.
You can see an interview with the controversial M.I.A. at: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/178359/add-bio-mia.jhtml
Many internet rumors have surfaced that she is a terrorist.Okay, maybe her outfits are terrible, but the only thing is terrorizing is our eyes with her fashion insanity.
I’m not sure what the statement was that she was attempting to make by wearing the graphic burka. It even had writing on it and pictures. Perhaps she was making some kind of personal or political statement and the ensemble has some deep meaning unbeknownst to us or maybe it was her way of saying, “Hey, I had one okay song, but on the celebrity scale I’m a D-Listerer and would prefer to be an A-Lister, so look at me . . . I said LOOK AT ME!!! I’m wearing a whacky and controverisial outfit. Stop looking at Lady Gaga and LOOK AT ME!!!.
Okay, Mathangi, we see you. Happy now?
Pictures of M.I.A. in a Burka can be found at: