Monday, May 21, 2012

Popopopoker Face, Popopoker Face

I really don’t want to discuss about the Lady Gaga concert but since I saw a lot of reactions from both sides and noticing some people “clueless” on what the issues really are, I can’t help but try to jump in the mud and join the fray.  Well, not really. Just voicing out my opinion here. 

Straight to the point.

First, to the rallyists, I admire your courage in voicing out what you stand for. You risk (again) of being called the losers, the hypocrites, the narrow-minded, and everything else negative that the Lady Gaga fans can think of about you. In a way, I understand your point. Your protest doesn’t mean you’re saying you are innocent. You are old enough to know these things.  Your message is that you want to avoid having those “unguided youth” getting swayed easily by the bold acts of the artist on her concerts. If one had watched videos of her previous concerts, they’ll know what you’re saying.

But I hope that your attempt on preventing the “perceived negative influence” not just of Lady Gaga but of all bad elements of todays media to the youth does not end on these rallies.  Begin with the foundation of morals of the youth. Start with the most basic element of society, the family.  If a child’s moral foundation and ethics are built strongly by their parents, they won’t get swayed easily by external factors, especially by a just a 2-night concert of a famous pop artist.

And second, to the fans especially the “die-hard ones”,  I do agree with you on this: Lady Gaga is an artist and what she’s trying to do is an art.  But I hope that you refrain from giving the statement that  what she’s doing is just an expression of art and implying that everything that she’s doing there are “innocently” done. We might be born this way but we were not born yesterday.  Like what one of my Facebook pal Obed Dela Cruz mentioned on his status,that arts are messages of an artist. The products of an artist’s mind are not accidental. They are talking to us thru their works. Artists have ways of sending messages, and it’s obviously thru their art. I just hope that the parents who supports their child’s following of Lady Gaga aren’t clueless of what possibly their children can witness on her concerts (is there an age restriction for the concert? I hope so) and what messages that their children might get from supporting their “idol’s works of art”.

And also, Lady Gaga is very open with her beliefs and it’s her right to try swaying and influencing people with them. Well, it’s the same rights that the protesters have in telling people not to support Lady Gaga’s advocacy.

And lastly to Lady Gaga, I admire you for using  very well the issues and controversies to your advantage and benefit: sold-out concerts, big sales on albums, front page on news, awards, and more money.  You really had stirred the water. You know how to use your cards well with only few people noticing. That’s quite a great “pokerface”.  ;-)

15 comments:

  1. the bottomline: lady gaga wins!

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    1. Yup. With some help from both sides, lady gaga is the clear winner here.

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    2. napansin ko lng ah, ang Pinoy talaga ay gaya-gaya. Nauna ang Indonesia tapos gumaya lang ang iba dyan na nagprotesta.

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    3. di naman siguro Lawrence, pagdating sa protesta e dyan tayo magaling. hehehehe. saka di lang ata sa Indonesia nagkaron ng protest against Lady Gaga Concerts. Sa South Korea din ata. di kasi siguro pang K-Pop ang kanta niya. hehehe

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  2. I don't like protests. It doesn't resolve anything at all. EVER.

    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

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    1. But at least it creates noise and make some people take a different look issues. :)

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  3. Although I don't like Lady Gaga's music, I respect her because that's how she express her artistry. WE must not forget that she is after all an artist.

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  4. tama si lady gaga lang ang nagwagi ..

    parehas tayo ng point of view about this issue :)

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    1. ayun na nga. after her concerts here, our people will still continue with their arguments while she's laughing her way to the bank. :D

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  5. so if lady gaga wins..who lose?

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    1. I have something in mind but I'll just let the readers decide on who they think are the losers in this scenario. :)

      Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Patawa talaga tong protestang ito. Una, ang tagal na simula nung lumabas yung album nya, bakit ngayon lang nagprotesta?

    Pangalawa, bakit di sila nag-protesta dun sa mga naunang nag-concert, na sa palagay ko ay immoral din ang mensahe ng kanta sa standards ng mga nag-p-protesta. Tulad ng lyrics ng kanta ni Katy Perry: "when I'm with him I am thinking of you" sounds like adultery, hindi ba?

    Pangatlo, linisan muna ang sarili mong bakuran, bago pumuna ng bakuran ng iba... For sure, may kademonyohan din sa loob nila. Tulad ko, tayong lahat actually. Clearly itong mga nag-p-protestang ito, pakiramdam nila, mas mataas sila kesa sa iba. Hindi mo naman gagawin toh, kung sa palagay mo, ang dungis mo ay "wala lang" kumpara sa dungis ni Lady Gaga.

    And true, your last statement. Bad publicity, is still publicity. She even went on to tweet something like this: "If I get in jail in MNL, Beyonce will just bail me out. I love it here. Sold out night 2."

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    1. Hi Rae. Agree ako sa sinabi mo regarding their inconsistency. kasi nga bakit si lady gaga lang pinrotesta nila samantalang marami rin naman ibang artists na nagperform na dito who are not so good examples as well sa kabataang pilipino.

      regarding naman sa pagexercise nila ng karapatan na magprotest sa mga bagay na tingin nilang mali, sa akin namang palagay ay di ko na po binibigyang bigat kung malinis sila o hindi pagdating sa issue ng moralidad. tingin ko lang kasi sa ginawa nila ay tulad din sa pag exercise ko ng karapatan ko na magvoice out ng mga opinions and suggestions ko para sa ikabubuti ng ibang tao pero hindi ibig sabihin nun ay malinis akong tao at never na sumuway sa batas ng tao at Diyos. So i think, ok lang din naman ang ginawa nila, pero sana lang ay wag hanggang dun lang ang aksyon nila tulad na rin ng nabanggit ko sa taas. And tama ka, dapat sana consistent. :)

      Salamat sa pagdrop by uli dito Rae :)

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