…because I don’t outright hate Lady Gaga anymore. People who know me well know that I strongly dislike her music and flat out refuse to dance every time “Just Dance” comes on at the club. Let’s not get too carried away now, I will never just dance to that song, but recently my opinion of Gaga has changed.
Her newest single “Born This Way” is catchy, fun and does indeed have a great message (stop the presses, I know). But what put me over the edge was Gaga’s recent call out of 10-year old Maria Aragon’s cover of the single, praising and launching her to international viral fame. During her recent concert in Toronto she even had the pint-sized Winnipegger join her on stage for a rendition of “Born This Way”. Only the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz wouldn’t have been touched. I’ve put aside my opinion of her music and really respect what she did in this situation. A very down to earth and relatable move, and that’s coming from someone who once wore a meat dress.
For your viewing pleasure, here’s the video of Gaga and Lady Maria performing in Toronto: