wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost2

Most Read: Entertainment

Trove link goes here
Celebritology Celebritology Chat with Us - Thursday 2pm Contact Us Facebook Twitter RSS
Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Lady Gaga calls out NYT’s fashion critic Cathy Horyn


Lady Gaga arrives at the 30th Brit Awards ceremony. (LUKE MACGREGOR - REUTERS)
In Lady Gaga’s latest column for V Magazine, the questionably clothed diva takes professional fashion critics to task for resorting to negativity and cynicism rather than originality and research. The long-standing journalistic hierarchy is deemed “irrelevant” by Mama Monster:

In the age of the Internet, when collections and performances are so accessible to the public and anyone can post a review on Facebook or Twitter, shouldn’t columnists and reviewers, such as Cathy Horyn, employ a more modern and forward approach to criticism, one that separates them from the average individual at home on their laptop?

In case you’re not sure what just happened, that’s the New York Time’s critic getting called out by a pop star. Yeah, it’s on.

“The reality of today’s media is that there are no echelons, and if they’re not careful, the most astute and educated journalists can be reduced to gossipers,” Gaga writes before praising teenage wunderkind Tavi Gevinson.

In totally unrelated news, Guess who’s written mean things about Gaga’s fashion? Why, Cathy Horyn has! Of her outfit in the “Edge of Glory” video, Horyn wrote, “She looked embalmed in the black Versace harness ... and I don’t know why Donatella Versace said she was honored by Gaga’s selection, unless, of course, she thought she had to say something nice about the superstar.”

Remember, Lady Gaga: Sticks and stones.

By  |  03:21 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Categories:  Celebrities

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company