In Tuesday's edition of the Washington Post's Express tabloid, "Sound Bets" music critic Shauna Miller was furious with Lady Gaga for having a "Burqa" song on her newest album, "Artpop."
"It sounds like a parody of a Lady Gaga song -- one about the sxy mystique of burqas. Gaga does dig a fashion burqa...But to appropriate the experiences of millions of Muslim women is clueless. 'Do you wanna see me naked, lover?/ Do you wanna peek underneath the cover?' the song goes, turning a complex culture that doesn’t belong to her into a sleazy come-on." The openly gay critic then tossed the racial insult:
Two years ago, Gaga whipped the world into a frenzy of rainbows with “Born This Way.” The future would be all inclusiveness and fabulous hats. She was also jumping the homofabulous train to a pile of money. But her reach and her music mattered to young people. If “Burqa” is her, she’s a craven culture jacker — Whitelady Gaga.
Why do secular leftists always think that mocking Islam is "white"? Or that Muslims are all dark-skinned? It's the same mentality that carelessly blurs profiling Muslims with "racial profiling," as with the Tsarnaev brothers and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Miller seems outraged that Gaga would be Gaga -- the one who made vegetarians angry by wearing a meat dress. That somehow it wasn't a "parody of a Lady Gaga song" when she mocked Christians by singing "Judas"? And releasing it right before Easter? As Brent Bozell wrote in 2011:
The pop star is spitting in Christ’s face and pounding the crown of thorns into his head. Lady Gaga’s camp insisted a video for the "Judas" song will be released on Easter Sunday, for maximum shamelessness, with her posing as Mary Magdalene. This very creepy person has actually pleaded to a magazine that "I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody...There’s no way for something that pure to be wrong."
Her primary lyrical "thought," if you can call it that, is "I'm just a holy fool, oh baby he's so cruel / But I'm still in love with Judas, baby." She says "Jesus is my virtue," but "Judas is the demon that I cling to."...There is a part of this song I’d like to endorse entirely. She raps this part: "In the most biblical sense, I am beyond repentance / Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind."
PS: In that same slot in Wednesday’s Post Express, critic Rudi Greenberg wrote that “The Book of Mormon” he saw at the Kennedy Center just wasn’t withering enough in attacking the Mormons: “I wanted something as smart and silly as the song from the “South Park” episode “All About Mormons,” in which the story of Joseph Smith is juxtaposed by a chorus that repeats: ‘Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb dumb.’”