What Does Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Mean?
Leave it to the Brits to get philosophical about Gaga’s dress, while we Americans are busy being freaked out by it. BBC News asked a group of experts to weigh in on what message Gaga was delivering by draping herself in cheap steak rather than couture. The so-called experts, who came up with five possible interpretations, think the dress symbolizes the following: 1.) an “anti-fashion statement”; 2.) a “feminist statement”; 3.) a “commentary on aging and decay”; 4.) a comment on our “hypocritical attitude toward meat”; or 5.) no statement at all — the joke’s on us for thinking otherwise.Gaga’s very vague explanation, which we posted yesterday, has made others yet think that the dress is a human rights protest against the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Gaga said: “It has many interpretations, but for me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”
Huh. I still don’t get it. I agree with Amelia and the BBC News “expert” who thought the dress wasn’t making a statement at all — Gaga’s just a provocateur.
What about you — do you think the meat dress means something?