Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Gaga Lady Gaga


Louis Theroux's latest documentary on Sunday, in which he visited the church four years after he made his first film about them, not only brought light to the fact that people are begining to defect from the church, but brought attention to their bizarre quasi-adoption of Lady Gaga by using her songs to promote their agenda. An example of what I mean can be seen in their take on ‘Telephone’, which is actually a lot smuttier than the original. Whereas the Gaga simply sung about a telephone, Phelps and friends sing about how Lady Gaga is evil because of her music and dancing, with no hint of irony that they’re contradicting themselves by doing exactly the same thing. Unless, I don't know, they claim that Ezekiel 23:19-20 allows only them to bump and grind. Or something. What's even more bizarre is that their version can now be found on iTunes!

Although Lady Gaga has the right to sue the chastity belts off these people, perhaps her approach of simply ignoring the Westboro Baptists should be used more often when dealing with these guys. The Phelps essentially thrive on attention and publicity, (yes, writing this and drawing the cartoon doesn't really help) and will do anything to get more of it. Take last year’s incident of Burn a Koran Day, when the world and his wife spent weeks waiting to see if Pastor Terry Jones and his church would carry out their day-long festivity of burning copies of the Koran and a feast of buffalo wings. The Phelps family got all jealous and upset that no one was giving them any attention, especially when they claimed that they did the whole Koran burning thing years ago, and accussed the media of ignoring them on that occassion.

For those that haven’t seen Louis Theroux’s documentary yet, it’s on iPlayer until 10 April. For those not from the UK (or if it's no longer on iPlayer), it can be also be found on YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. haha, phelps got it right this time