Body Revolution: Gaga Style

26 Sep

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Gaga was recently criticized for pictures circumventing around stating that she looked as if she had been gaining weight and thus equating that gaining weight is a bad thing. In the midst of all this criticism, Gaga has launched the “Body Revolution”, a project that encourages her little monsters to share their own “perceived flaws”, that society says they have. Gaga posted a picture of herself on the project site, illustrating her own struggle with bulimia and anorexia. Gaga encourages them to redefine their so called “flaws” and many people within the site have. There are numerous stories discussing body images in relation to eating disorders, disabilities, and battling with disease. Gaga encourages the monsters to redefine their beauty through their flaws. Some people think that Gaga should take it one step further and encourage the monsters to not introduce more “feel good mantras”, but to actually embody some righteous anger, in making what sometimes is deemed as unbeautiful to be beautiful.

 

What do you think of Gaga’s new campaign?

How can this be used to mold a new movement, in particular, a movement against what society deems as beautiful and what “we” people think is really beautiful?

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4 Responses to “Body Revolution: Gaga Style”

  1. runesandrhinestones September 27, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    I think Gaga’s campaign is good for her, and I think it’s a step in the right direction but we need role models that aren’t already beautiful or photoshopped.

  2. maliakmanor September 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I think it’s definitely interesting, but I do not know that it seems effective.

  3. Beth Mathavich September 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Even though I’m not a huge fan of Lady Gaga, I think this is a really awesome campaign. She definitely has a huge fan base, so it’s nice to see that she is trying to do something positive by showing that it’s okay not to have a perfect body. Even if it reaches one person, I feel like that’s a step in the right direction!

  4. cortsanders12 September 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Society is and always has been judgmental. Like who cares what her body looks like. I feel the campaign along with others should be way more recognized than it is. I think it is great that people are starting to say “F” what others think or feel about when it comes to appearances. Society is sooo messed up who is to say what perfection is, when what we call perfection is far from what we are as a whole! Good job Gaga!

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