India.Arie Calls Lady Gaga “Socially Irresponsible”

Oh, Twitter. Is there a celebrity online who won’t live to regret you? Grammy-winning chanteuse India.Arie recently went off on Lady Gaga‘s “Telephone” video, accusing the crazy clotheshorse of being “socially irresponsible.” Some choice quotes:

Don’t be offended this is all MY opinion… Am I the only one who thinks the “telephone” video is going a bit too far?/ I’m not referring to the abstract nature of the video … I’m talking about the IMAGERY – the unspoken back story, the language the message/ I agree gaga is being her image .. I dig her creative mind But still … Thers a such thing as socially irresponsible… I’m just sayin./ Let’s be CLEAR! I know it gaga M.O. – I don’t live under a rock. And I get that a lot of work put into it. I’m talking social responsability/ There’s an artist ever 10 years who pushes the envelope … but its bout to fall off the Table. When is it too far?/ I respect the creative mind but disagree with the “choices” as a dish meant to be served for mass consumption ..

It didn’t take long for the feedback to get ugly, with Arie doing her best to take it in stride (“Why all the disrespect? How old are you? Never say anything you wouldn’t want someone to say to your mother”) before suggesting she might need a Twitter break herself (“Aite flight taking off. don’t respond kid it’ll just fuel it. Instead send your favorite stevie wonder song or lyric. Log in in a few days”). Do you think Lady Gaga’s shock tactics are socially irresponsible…or does it even matter? Let us know in our TheFABLife poll and check out our picks for Lady Gaga’s Top 100 Hottest Outfits Of 2009 for more social irresponsibility…children could get hurt dressing like that!

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