PEREZ HILTON AND LADY GAGA FEUD CONTINUES: “DON’T FOCUS ON ANY BLOGGER CRITICISM”
As the online Feud between Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton continues, the global Megastar may have created more Enemies than Fans with one of her latest Tweets. Hilton is cited as one of Lady Gaga‘s greatest Champions from the time she had first launched her Career, going on to become a great online presence. The Blogger seems to have taken sides in the battle of the Pop Queens: Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga, both who have a crucial month in August with brand new Singles slated for release.
Once known as good friends, their Friendship appears to have soured dramatically over the past year, beginning with a Hilton-directed Tweet last year: “Its alright I’ve had friends betray me this year. Cuz I mean, next time we have a massive success, I’ll know who to take on the ride, and who not to. I used to let everyone on my roller coaster. Now I will be more careful letting people into my life.”. Hilton later responded, indirectly at Gaga, “I’ve had friends betray me this year. It hurts. Deeply. But I’m still gonna remain open and be real, grounded, honest and not enable! #Love”.
With Perry‘s brand new Single Roar having surfaced online yesterday, Hilton has been somewhat passive-aggressive in his support for her, she also benefiting greatly from his support when launching her Solo Career around the same time as Gaga back in 2008. He Tweeted yesterday, “And if you haven’t heard it yet, listen to @KatyPerry‘s new smash
#Roar HERE: http://perez.ly/13OpXFO“.
Just hours after Roar had surfaced, a seven-second Snippet of Gaga‘s new Single Applause also appeared online. Hilton Tweeted, “A snippet of @LadyGaGa‘s new single
#Applause has leaked. Listen HERE https://soundcloud.com/pawsup1986/lady-gaga-applause-snippet … The chorus is underwhelming!! What do U think?”. He worsened the blow with an even nastier Tweet, “Bad parts of a song leaking far in advance is way worse than a full song leaking early! Yikes!!!”.
Responding presumably to Hilton‘s lack of support, Gaga had Tweeted this morning: “Dont focus on ANY blogger criticism. I have been a producer/songwriter/musician for over 10 years. Trust the artist bloggers are not critics”. What Gaga needs to understand is the weight of her statement.
Being a Blogger myself, I recall having received communications from her Online Marketing Team at Atom Factory Inc. on multiple occasions in the thick of her ascension, encouraging us to post about her new Music and partnerships with companies such as Polaroid. I find it interesting and somewhat hurtful that Lady Gaga now is implying that our opinions really don’t matter. Is this really the way she wants to go about promoting a new Single in the Digital Age? As part of the Monster Fandom, we Bloggers helped make Gaga who she is today with her showing up in over 468,000,000 Google Searches.
Although several would say that Lady Gaga‘s statement is directed at Perez Hilton exclusively, her Tweet is what it is, stating specifically not to focus on “ANY blogger criticism”. What’s even more insulting is that I’m actually musically-trained and a Blogger. Her blanket statement implies that all Bloggers have no musical qualifications.
Although the commercial success of Roar versus Applause still has yet to be determined, what we are witnessing is something both fascinating and terrifying in how online perception can benefit or potentially crumble an Artist’s Publicity Trail. This is why we need Publicists, people. Is Lady Gaga correct in her opinion or is she out-of-line, or is Perez Hilton being outright vicious? Also, what are Katy Perry‘s thoughts on all of this?
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)