Yup! AGAIN! You guys, I KNOWWWWW.
And it’s weird to have these deep feelings — one way or the other — about celebrities. Like, DEEPLY weird. If there were ever a person on the Internet who wrote as long and as intensely and as occasionally unfairly as I have written about young Amanda Palmer of the Boston Pretending To Be Statues Palmers, I would find that person’s house, and that person and I, well, we would DISCUSS.
But this is a problem. Because basically, I know you’re reaching for “outrageous,” Amanda, and I know that you’re like, “could anything be more outrageous than a group that is responsible for lots of domestic terrorism and also killing folks of color and/or contributing to a cultural context in which folks of color can easily be killed, for funsies? Nope, probably not. SOLID TWEET THERE, AMANDA. GOOD JOB.” But, like, you really have to be careful, especially when so many people are listening to you and framing you as some sort of “feminist” “role” “model” because there’s a thin line between making a cutting and insightful comment which relies on using offensive language, often to point out the offensiveness of the language itself, and just like BEING OFFENSIVE and trivializing things that ARE ACTUALLY IMPORTANT, and it’s a lot easier to cross that line when you’re not really FUNNY at all, and like maybe you need to recognize that you’re neither funny nor informed enough to easily zzzzzzzzzzzzz…
Oh, huh, what? Right. Amanda Palmer. Being a fool in the public square. Again.
So, THAT’S still going on! Also, I think this Lady Gaga person likes to wear some funny outfits?