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