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- Published on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 18:41
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Lady Gaga was called a confected, Asexual copycat by Camille Paglia, professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Paglia's meaning seams somewhat confused, and Gaga herself has stated that she is celibate.
Gaga, known for her eccentricities and bizarre lyrics, did not respond. While the professor criticized the singer for looking like a Barbie doll and lacking creativity, Paglia offended Asexuals by using the term incorrectly. She used the term to mean ugly or lacking appeal to members of the opposite sex.
Lady Gaga's Alleged Lack of Creativity Does Not Equal Asexuality
The author who has written articles speculating about Lady Gaga's sexuality in the past would like to insert a gentle reminder that this story is not about the singer, but rather about an inappropriate use of the term for a sexual orientation. Paglia's usage strays from the normal confusion over sexual attraction and sexual behavior most people associate with the word. If she meant to call Paglia unattractive there were certainly better terms available for the purpose.
The University of the Arts humanities professor in Philadelphia may not be the only one to express surprise if the pop singer's music gets remembered long after her career, but she might need a better thesaurus in the future to avoid such gaffes. She obviously meant to insult Gaga using pretentious language. The average person without a degree in humanities can think of much simpler and much better ways to convey the message Paglia tried to get across.