Lady Gaga Is A Big Ol’ Copycat
Idolator.com recently posted a series of photos, compiled by a member of Oh No They Didn’t, that compare Gaga’s outfits to Murphy’s. While most acts get inspiration from other artists, the similarities are blatant and nobody can deny that Gaga is totally stealing Murphy’s style. Click on the photo to check out all 12 side-by-side comparisons for yourself.
To me, Lady Gaga’s bizarre outfits and hairdos have always been absolutely annoying, even more so because she’s never caught out of costume. A night out with the boyfriend? Why, a ponytail just wouldn’t do. How about a braided wannabe-Conehead wig? The whole thing is obviously just an act, a cry for attention. All stars want the attention of fans and critics but it feels like Gaga is just trying way too hard. And the fact that she’s really just copying all of Murphy’s old costumes takes the ridiculousness to another level.
IrishCentral.com reported that Murphy, formally half of electronic music duo Moloko, said Gaga was a fraud for ripping off her crazy big hats, thigh-high boots and hooded cloaks.
“She’s copied my style,” Murphy reportedly told the U.K.’s Daily Mail. “I met her about a year ago before she got really big and I had no clue that this was all going to happen. She wasn’t wearing shoulder pads at the time, and I was.
“Lady Gaga is just a poor imitation of me. She has copied my style, she took my shoulder pads and all that. Mind you she doesn’t wear the bottom half!”
Turns out you really can’t trust those tabloids (duh). While Gaga may be copying Murphy, the Irish singer never said that.
Murphy reportedly released the following statement, according to RoisinMurphy.blogspot.com:
“As the press are inclined to do, they have taken some comments I made completely out of context and completely fabricated others.
“I NEVER said ‘Lady Gaga is a poor imitation of me.’ That was a completely made up quote. I respect Lady Gaga’s work as an artist and as a fellow fashion icon. She is a very talented performer, playing the piano, singing live and dancing too. I don’t care about shoulder pads! Not every female artist needs to be at odds with their contemporaries – I prefer to focus on the wonderful things happening in my life, which are plentiful.
“I am a very honest person (which can often be problematic when it comes to doing press) but I am not a bitchy person. All the best to Lady Gaga – she is fantastic.”
A recent article on MTV.com asked readers, “Without any of the flair or the insanity or the nudity, Gaga just wouldn’t be Gaga — but if you somehow managed to strip away all the ephemera, what would you have left? Would Gaga still be interesting? Would she still have sold 1.3 million copies of The Fame here in the U.S., or have been nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards? Would she be announced, in the same breath as Jay-Z no less, as a VMA performer?”
Is Gaga still interesting now that you know she’s just a big ol’ copycat? What do you think about the costume controversy?
Click here for the Idolator.com story.
Click here for the IrishCentral.com story.
Click here for Murphy’s statement on RoisinMurphy.blogspot.com.