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  • Indie.Arie Offended by Lady Gaga and Beyonce Vid for "Telephone"

    Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:30:45

    Indie.Arie Offended by Lady Gaga and Beyonce Vid for "Telephone" - Singer/songwriter dubs the vid "socially irresponsible"

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    We guess songbird India.Arie –she of the punctuated first and last names- is an arbiter of societal mores. She has condemned the promo for "Telephone, " the sexy video featuring Lady Gaga and Beyonce, as "socially irresponsible " via her Twitter account, according a report on SFGate.com.

    WTF, India? Pull that stick outta your ass and loosen up. Arie said she thinks the video goes a bit too far and that she was unsettled by the imagery, the language, the message and unspoken backstory. It's a fucking video to a pop song, not a Biblical homage! If you've not viewed the vid, we highly suggest and recommend that you exercise your right to be socially irresponsible by Arie's standards! It features Gaga behind bars and being BFFs with Beyonce, as the pair plots to off a cheating ex by poisoning food.

    Yawn. Sounds like Arie needs publicity and is riding the Gaga/Beyonce wave to get it. Do you think the video is fun or socially problematic?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.24.10




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