Lady Gaga is defending her highly controversial new video “Telephone.” The almost 10 minute short film has caused a stir both on and offline, and within 3 days of its premiere on Vevo.com, it has received over 20 million views! And even though most, if not all, of the media is making a mountain out of a mole hill over what they call “suggestive tones” in the clip, Lady Gaga is pleased about the outcome and believes it will have a lasting impact on her little monsters for years to come.
She says, “There are transsexual women and transgender women and suddenly it becomes poisonous and something else because there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It’s not a choice, we’re born this way. That’s why for me this video is groundbreaking because it has one foot in the art community and one foot in the commercial world.
“I told Beyonce this after it aired, you’ll see this video is not just great now but six months from now what this video will mean. Hearing people say the video is sadomasochistic or that the video promotes murder for young people, it’s my personal belief that the video is getting so much attention not because of those themes because I’ve done those themes before, haven’t I?
“There are no rules or limits when it comes to love. But I see love as separate from sex.”