Space aliens? Over it. Unicorns? Dumb. Mummies? Check back in 2013. Posted earlier today, it looks like Katy Perry’s mermaid planking pic is not just an addition to the meme, nor merely an admirable demonstration of ab strength: it’s also shaping up to be the trend for the rest of 2011. “PROPER planking FTW! #itswhatArielwoulddo,” the Last Friday Night singer tweeted. Luckily for everyone with a merperson fetish, there’s another creature who combs her hair with a fork and talks to crabs who is allegedly making a very similar video: Lady Gaga.
Using images created for her Edge of Glory video but later shelved. E! Online reports that Gaga’s mermaid video will likely feature her as her aquatic alter-ego Yuyi (of course), and will be the video for her next song. We are apparently not the only people who see the correlation. Tweeted Gaga’s choreographer Laurieann Gibson following Perry’s pic, “Proud of my artist #1 in the world @Ladygaga her vision & passion. Even though they try to steal a tail theres only 1 Mermaid. Swim On!!!” Enjoy your respective videos now, ladies. It’s going to look even more bizarre when you’re battling it out in matching Sasquatch costumes.