Video: Lady Gaga Confronts Lack Of Respect For Artists, 'I'm Not A French Fry, I'm Foie Gras'
Lady Gaga defends her right to be creative and not to be "put into a box" in an interview with Sirius OutQ host, Larry Flick.
She also confronts the lack of respect she feels is given to artists today.
"'Applause' is about what I think about fame now. I feel that there is a lack of applause. A lack of elegance and sophistication in the way that the audience and the public treats the artist and the performer....I feel that it's rooted in everybody's a critic. Everybody has judgment. Everybody thinks that they have a right to say whatever they think about your music, your art. And truthfully everyone does have the right to an opinion.
"But this incessant negative force that's being charged at every celebrity, every artist. It's sad because there is an element of respect that's been lost - for the performer. People are not...grateful anymore,. It used to be a very unique and blessed experience to be able to experience theater and to be able to see it and only the most highest class people in Shakespearean times would be let into the theater and everyone else would have to watch it in the square. Nobody feels that way anymore. It's so easily accessible on the internet that it's treated like McDonald's. It's treated like trash. And so to get back to your earlier question, I'm not a french fry. I'm foie gras. And some people don't like it. But that's just who I am."
Do you agree with her assessment, Instincters? Or is Gaga falling a little too far over the line into self-importance?
(Also, wasn't theater for the public during Shakespearean times??)