A Rhetorical Analysis Of Lady Gaga

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Since she took the music Industry by the storm ten years ago, Lady Gaga is one of the most influential people to this day. As a pop icon, lady Gaga used her platform to tackle several controversial issues. Although, she has had recent publicized involvements, for example, partnering with ex Vice President Joe Biden for a tour to stop sexual assault in campus, a perfect super bowl halftime performance with “a hidden political message”, a collaboration with Prince William to talk about mental health issues, a public support of fellow singer Kesha in her sexual assault case against Dr. Luke, an appearance in Ru Paul drag race to support the LGBTQ community, Lady Gaga has continued to impact society with her music, talent, and activism. In this…show more content…
That is why, Melissa Click, in her essay titled "Making Monsters: Lady Gaga, Fan Identification, and Social Media," examines the pop star’s reciprocal connection to her devoted fans. By the usage of her social media platform, Gaga created an outlet where she can interact and support her fans in taking ownership of who they are. As she says, “I want women -- and men -- to feel empowered by a deeper and more psychotic part of themselves. The part they 're always trying desperately to hide. I want that to become something that they cherish” (qtd. in…show more content…
A perfect example is the “Born This Way” song, in which Gaga emphasizes on the role of genetics and natural factors in determining one’s sexual orientation. So, in the essay titled “When Pop Music Meets a Political Issue: Examining How ‘Born This Way’ Influences Attitudes Toward Gays and Gay Rights Policies”, Jang S. Mo and Hoon Lee study the song’s impact in influencing a change in social, cultural, and political norms towards the queer community. according them, although the song created a controversy among different society groups, it influences people’s behaviors and attitudes towards the LGBTQ community by suggesting that our sexual orientation is out of our control. As matter of a fact, their results reveal “a strong positive link between greater genetic attribution and more favorable attitudes toward gays.” So, by advocating the LGBTQ rights with the “Born This Way” song, Lady Gaga encourage individuals to embrace their sexual identity, opened people’s minds, and prompted members of society including political to support the LGBTQ rights
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