Lady Gaga recently continued her fight against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy by delivering one of the most ridiculous speeches by a pop star ever. Bono must be so pissed right now.
With an apparent “self-written” political speech in her grasp, Lady Gaga spoke to a large crowd of supporters in Portland, Maine yesterday on the eve of a Senate vote to overturn the anti-gay policy commonly known as “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.” During her speech, Gaga suggested that homophobic soldiers should be discharged.
"Doesn't it seem to be based on the Constitution of the United States that we're penalizing the wrong soldier?” said Lady Gaga. “Doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier? The straight soldier whose performance in the military is affected because he is homophobic. The straight soldier who has prejudice in his heart in the space where the military asks him to hold our core American values."
Here’s the entire video:
Wow. I agree with Gaga on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and understand that she reaches an obscene amount people, but she's a pop star pure and simple. She’s also only 24-freakin’-years-old. In my opinion, she needs to just stick to music. Even if her intentions are coming from a very pure place, there is no excuse for her to go all Bono on us and try to tell the world how to live. It's great she's bringing attention to this cause, but there are a lot of people out there that hate Gaga so much that they will bring all that negativity into the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” argument just to get the better of her. In the end, this will do more harm than good.
Side note: Lady Gaga can’t write a decent speech to save her life. That is all.