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Since the release of her single "Born This Way", Lady Gaga has been heavily compared to Madonna and now Gaga is responding to the comments.
Lady Gaga was asked about how her song is similar to the Material Girl's tune, and she responded by saying, "I'm a songwriter. I've written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I'm getting one over everybody? That's retarded. What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. Just because I'm the first f---ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist, it means that I'm f---ing smart. Sorry."
According to Us Magazine, celebrities who have used the word 'retarded' in such as context have not been received kindly by advocacy groups. Jennifer Aniston used the word while appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly and faced criticism as a result.
Gaga is no stranger to controversy and her latest song, "Judas" is the newest target. The song displays religious overtones and groups such as Catholic League have been responding to the singer. "This is a stunt... Lady Gaga tries to continue to shock Catholics and Christians in general: she dresses as a nun... she swallows the rosary. She has now morphed into a caricature of herself," says Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League.
The Huffington Post reports that Lady Gaga also commented on the criticism that the singer has been facing over the song, "Judas". "I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody," Gaga shot back, getting emotional. "When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows through it ... there's no way for something that pure to be wrong."