Lady Gaga calls out interviewer's 'sexist' double standards when he asks about her 'provocative lyrics'

Lady Gaga has been crushing the game for over a decade, but a lot of the public is still catching up. The roaring success of "A Star Is Born" only multiplied Gaga's star power and now a whole new bevy of fans are discovering how outspoken she's been all this time.

As a female musician who writes her own music and is brazen about her own sexuality and politics, Gaga is no stranger to industry sexism and also no stranger to shutting it down on sight.

Last year, when Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford testified against Brett Kavanaugh, Gaga shared stirring words of solidarity during an appearance on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert."

In the viral clip, she emphasized just how brave it was for Blasey-Ford to come forward, and noted how trauma can deeply affect your process of recollection.



RELATED: Lady Gaga gets best possible revenge on ex-classmates who bullied her with a Facebook group

Anyone familiar with her Gaga's evolution over the years already knows she has been speaking about sexism in its many forms ever since she was offered a microphone. But as her fame continues to grow, the message spreads further.

In a recently resurfaced clip from 2009, Gaga promptly shut down an interviewer when he asked if she was scared her "provocative lyrics would overshadow her talent."

Rather than pivoting from the question or giving a stock answer, Gaga used the opportunity to point out the gendered nature of the question.

"I'm not scared. Are you scared? You see, if I was a guy and I was sitting here with a cigarette in my hands grabbing my crotch talking about how I make music because I like fast cars and fucking girls, you'd call me a rock star. But when I do it in my music and video because I'm a female and I make pop music, you're judgemental and say it's distracting. I'm just a rock star."

Sadly, the sexism in the interview is still wildly relevant, so when a fan account reposted the clip over the weekend it immediately made waves.




A lot of people are joking about how the interviewer must have felt flamed after receiving such a direct call-out.

RELATED: Lady Gaga gave an emotional Grammys speech about mental health we all need to hear






Suffice it to say, Gaga is not a fan of sitting idly by when she sees a double standard being doled out willy nilly.

This article originally appeared on SomeeCards. You can read it here.

Culture
via The Epidemic / YouTube

There are few people on planet Earth that know what it feels like to be bullied quite like Monica Lewinsky.

In her early 20s, she became the focus of one of the biggest scandals in American history after engaging in a sexual relationship with former president Bill Clinton.

She was the butt of nighttime talk show jokes, harassed by politicians, and constantly pursued by the paparazzi. Twenty years later, she's survived the scandal and become a tireless advocate for helping those who've been bullied.

Keep Reading Show less
popular

The great thing about American democracy is the separation of powers. The federal government has rights, states have rights, counties have rights, cities have rights, and we, as people, have rights, too.

Heck, even animals have some rights in the good ol' U S of A.

The president of the United States is not a king or a dictator so a team of U.S. mayors, led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, are asking to go over his head to negotiate directly at next month's UN climate change conference in Santiago, Chile.

Keep Reading Show less
popular
Facebook / Amanda Williams

It can take time to feel comfortable in a new home, especially if you think there are scary monsters lurking about, which is why six-year-old Hayden Williams had trouble sleeping in his new room.

Hayden used to share a room with his 15-year-old sister, but when the Eldridge, Iowa family moved, each kid got their very own. While his sister was excited for the change, Hayden was having a hard time adjusting to the new arrangement.

"My little man has been having severe anxiety since we moved into the new house…I've tried everything under the sun to get him to sleep in his own room. Nothing is helping," his mom, Amanda Williams, wrote on Facebook.

Keep Reading Show less
popular