Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our Letter to Lady GaGa

Dear GaGa,

You inspire us to write this.  We’ve so appreciated your efforts to tear down society’s constructs in relation to gender and sexual identity, brick by brick, stone by stone. You are such a steadfast advocate for the LGBTQ community and for anyone who’s been bullied or felt like an outsider.  You give a voice to the voiceless.

We write to you about an issue that is close to our hearts: the portrayal of "beauty" in the arts & entertainment industry.  We would so appreciate if you could use your access to mainstream pop-culture and insider status in the fashion community to help redesign society’s conception of "beauty" in future music videos.  For example, replacing a classic Adonis with someone who doesn’t abide by "beauty" stereotypes as the love/lust interest in your videos.  You have the ability to catalyze changes in the definitions of sexy and beautiful.  We yearn to see different body types: those covered with hair in addition to completely without; full heads of hair and those that are balding; rounder, softer bodies to accompany those that are jacked; and those with wrinkles and age lines in addition to smooth skin.

We turn to you, Lady GaGa, because no other POP star has used his or her media power as progressively as you have.  We want everyone to feel glamorous, no matter how big or small, no matter how old or young.  Big is beautiful.  Balding is beautiful.  Old is beautiful.  Hairy is beautiful. We want to see the day when these truths are portrayed honestly, and we know that you can help us get there.

We love you! Thank you so much for all that you have done thus far - for our generation and for those to come!


Gregory & Minna
(c) Unapologetically POP, 2011

He made you perfect, babe.

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