This is some next-level shade.
Madame Tussauds recently debuted a new wax figure in Russia of Hotel Cortez Countess and part-time pop star Lady Gaga, and it’s ugly. Like, seriously hideous.
What, did the artist get drunk, throw on a blindfold and blast ARTPOP while making this?! The wax figure is so sloppy, dirty and awkward that it’s almost as if it was made intentionally terrible. The face placement! The so-2008 outfit! The smeared mascara! The oddly-structured hand! How could the peeps at Madame Tussauds do this to such a gorgeous (and talented!) woman? Seriously, Russia–what the eff is this?
Could it be Russia–who banned “homosexual propaganda” (whatever that means) in 2013–purposefully made an ugly figure to take a shot at Gaga, a staunch advocate for all LGBT rights? Possibly. Russia could easily have some ill-will toward Mother Monster for when she called out the country for its ridiculous ban in 2013.
“Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia,” she said. “The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings? Mother Russia? The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom. Why didn’t you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia? Because you didn’t want answer to the world?”
Why didn't you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia? Because you didn't want answer to the world?
— The Countess (@ladygaga) August 5, 2013
Then again, that seems petty, and Russia probably has a lot more important things to worry about than Lady Gaga. It is suspicious, though. Madame Tussauds is filled with nightmare-inducing wax figures, but none of them are this bad. Who knows? Maybe Russia did feel the burning need to axe its Gaga grind via jank AF hot wax. It is certainly the most creative diss we’ve come across in a long time.
But something tells us Gaga is off running AHS: Hotel lines/drinking blood somewhere, giving negative f–cks about Russia and its shady, shady statue.