By Rachel Krueger
The big buzz around the gossip-o-nets lately is that Megan Fox may have used a thumb-double in her terrible Superbowl commercial (*yawn*) and that John Mayer’s johnson is a white supremacist (*gnash*). This makes it almost heart-stoppingly refreshing to see one of the biz’s young rabble-rousers use her celebrity for good, and not for idiocy. Especially when it’s someone whose rabble is SO rousey.
Wearer-of-galaxies and eschewer-of-pants Lady Gaga joined iconic nutbar Cyndi Lauper on Good Morning America on Wednesday to promote MAC’s Viva Glam lipstick, the proceeds of which go to fund HIV/AIDS research. Given that Gaga once gave an interview dressed entirely in Kermit-the-frog puppets (seriously, dozens of them) and writes song lyrics like ‘Ga ga ro-mama,’ I expected from her some sort of Paula-Abdul-esque nonsense about standing in your truth or eating a pizza salad.
Instead, the 23-year-old (‘this kid,’ as Lauper calls her) was articulate, passionate, and HUMBLE! I know, right!? Un-ex-pected. Interviewer George Stephanopolous took a second off of the good-cause chatter to be all, Hey, so here you are in high school *obligatory photo* and five years later you MET THE QUEEN! Which, the queen! Of England! That is awesome. But instead of being all, Yes, the queen, my new album, I’m wearing Versace there, Gaga is like, I never knew that I would be allowed to have the responsibility that I have today EMPHASIS SO MUCH MINE! Because even Spiderman was all, Ugh, responsibility. But the Lady seems to be embracing it, and rather than hop on a charity bandwagon to enfamous herself, she is USING her FAME to HELP PEOPLE.
Clearly, this is the new wave of shock-rock. Setting things on fire and eating pigeon-heads has been replaced by selfless campaigning and coherent sentence-making. Those crazy kids, what will they think of next?