There’s some fuss going around with this story about GaGa in a burqa.
I wish to express my point of view if you care to read it. I’ve always asked myself why GaGa was so well accepted and loved. It seems I found the answer today.
Right now a lot of guys from the West think that GaGa was super cool in that burqa. M.I.A., on the other hand, was called a “terrorist supporter” when she wore her xxxo burqa back in 2010. At that time many Western countries were trying to ban the burqa (France for example). With this in mind, M.I.A.’s burqa was a finger fuck to all the opponents of the burqa. So we have a political message behind M.I.A.’s decision to wear a burqa and what do you have behind GaGa’s decision? Fashion I’m guessing, transgression. Or simply “nothingness”, she just felt like wearing it.
Why is it a “yes” for Lady GaGa and a “no” for Maya? Is it because M.I.A. is brown?I don’t think so. Is it because M.I.A. is Tamil? Maybe yes. Why does the same thing done by two different persons are weighted differently?
Maybe because in the West both look and appereance and everything that is à la mode is glorified. Lady GaGa fully represents our Western society based on appearance devoid of meaning.
But we already knew that. We noticed it even when yoga, decontextualized from its original essence, was turned into a practice à la mode in our gyms, sold thru megazines or taught thru dvds. The West refuses the substance in the name of the external appearance. The West glorifies GaGa’s nothingness and condemns M.I.A.’s political message.