Disability in Pop culture—I lost count

March 8, 2010

Lady Gaga and her interest in wheelchairs

I didn’t watch the Video Music Awards last September, but afterwards, there was a big to-do about the inclusion of a wheelchair dancer.

Some discussion on the topic:

http://cripwheels.blogspot.com/2009/09/lady-gaga-and-wheelchair.html

http://www.disaboomlive.com/Blogs/tiffiny/archive/2009/11/12/lady-gaga-uses-wheelchair-dancer-at-vma-s-world-left-confused.aspx

It was probably a reference to the actual video to the song:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=58204226

Lady Gaga

She can walk!!!

I’m not entirely sure that my opinion on the social implication of this matters since a) I’m abled, and b) Lady Gaga’s whole schtick is that she’s all vacuous surface and no substance, so any “statement” she makes is instantly made meaningless anyway.

(And this happened last September, which gives you an idea of how far behind I am about blogging this stuff).

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One Response to “Disability in Pop culture—I lost count”

  1. Rachell Saddat Says:

    Beyonce is a very fashionable lady and this is so sweet for her making this. You dont see any other singers making this for anyone! What a gal with a outstanding heart!

    That’s very sweet that you think so, but I’m not entirely convinced you’re not a spam robot. I hope that questionable link didn’t go someplace important, because I deleted it. –adam


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