Unless you’re living under a rock, which is actually good for you at this point, you definitely know that Lady Gaga is releasing a new album this May.
Her first single, Born This Way, has already gone to become her biggest hit and she’s now prepping her second release off the album, a song titled “Judas”.
Set to be released on April 19th, during Holy Week, the song is about the betrayal of a loved one. Lady Gaga has released the cover art for the single and here it is:
And as if the cover and release date weren’t enough, Lady Gaga also revealed that the video of the song will be very similar to the video for Alejandro. She’ll reportedly be impersonating a Mary-like character and will be found kissing a Jesus character. No comment.
And in case you forgot, the video for Alejandro featured her swallowing a rosary and almost having sex in front of a Cross.
Judas is supposedly a song that doesn’t tackle religion in any way. So what she’s doing comes off as cheap and only as a way to get more hype.
Many of people wouldn’t care less about all of is. They just go gaga for Gaga. But there’s a certain limit where entertainment becomes plain ridiculous or rude and where certain boundaries should be drawn. And the sad thing? Going all religiously-controversial will definitely be promoted by today’s media, which only craves for things like this.
However, Lady Gaga’s career, which is still undoubtedly new, is already getting way overblown – especially with her way out of the box behavior and religious attitude. Some people are saying she’s copying Madonna whose attitude towards Christianity in particular is widely known. But that doesn’t give her the excuse to go excessive with everything she does.
Lady Gaga needs to tone it down on the religious stabs because at the end of the day, they will get old – and so will she.