Katy Perry Mermaid Planking Draws Ire From Gaga’s Little Monsters

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Only Katy Perry could make planking controversial. At about 1:45AM ET she posted the twitpic above of herself dressed as a mermaid, ostensibly on some sort of set, in this tweet:

In less than an hour, the TwitPic’s comments were swarmed by angry Gaga fans. Remember Lady Gaga’s “Yuyi the Mermaid” character from “Edge of Glory” her next single? How could Katy copy Gaga, these fans wonder, generally by tweeting the hashtag #KatyCopyGaga (and, not infrequently, referring to Perry as a b—ch). Pastiche is an essential part of pop iconography, and Gaga herself has been accused of much more specific and serious appropriation, but try telling that to her superfans.

Gaga is an expert at directing her fanbase, whether for self-promotion or the “Get Well” video for Clarence Clemons. This independent call to arms (call to paws?) among Little Monsters, ostensibly acting on Gaga’s behalf, is hardly different from, say, hacking Amy Winehouse’s website. Apparently, this is what happens when you (appear to) copy a singer on the Internet.

  1. truth says:

    i think its pay back for among everything and everyone else that gaga copied/ripoff? and for making an alien theme video for born this way that had nothing to do with aliens..when Katy clearly had that idea for her song ET probably months b4

  2. truth says:

    who is this freaking idiot? isn’t this the same ripoff artist that admitted to ripping off Madonna? and said (((she should be bitter because I did it on purpose, and you can quote me. I did it on purpose because for all those kids who believe that you can’t, I wanted to let them feel that you can. And that’s what I represent, that’s what Gags represents. That’s what this movement represents)) and she has the nerve now to say this? she should have no problem with others stealing ideas what a freaking hypocrite! she doesn’t like it when the shoes on the other foot it seems like? and who the hell is she? she didn’t invent mermaids! and besides Madonna already did mermaid in her cherish videos so if anything this is just another thing gaga can add to her list of things she steals from Madonna..this Laurieann Gibson got some nerve to say this when she represents the biggest ripoff con artist in the world!