It’s the music video that almost wasn’t. Weird Al Yankovic took on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” in his first single in five years, but a misunderstanding almost derailed the release. Yankovic claimed Lady Gaga, after hearing the song, said he couldn’t release it. Fortunately for parody lovers everywhere, Lady Gaga said her manager turned down the song without letting her listen to it. She loved it and allowed him to go forward with the song and music video.
The video’s amusing, though a woman who wears a meat dress for fashion’s sake seems as if she’d offer up more jokes than this video allows. The most interesting — and disturbing — part is trying to reconcile Weird Al’s face on the lithe bodies of female dancers. Otherwise, it’s just poking PG fun at outlandish headwear.