June 4th, 2010
03:27 PM ET

Did Lady Gaga go too far?

Lady Gaga is obviously unafraid to push the envelope, but her latest antics have fans wondering if she's pushed it a little too far.

Hours after a cab driver shot and killed 16 people in the English county of Cumbria on June 2, the singer simulated being murdered by a psychopath during her concert at Manchester's MEN Arena.

As the audience looked on, the 24-year-old New Yorker who previously faked a gory death while performing "Paparazzi" at last year's MTV Video Music Awards - was attacked by a man in black, who bit her neck and left her "dying" and dripping in fake blood.

"I was absolutely sickened at what I saw," a mother of a 14-year-old told the Daily Mail. "We know Lady Gaga is not exactly mainstream performance for all the family but she really crossed the line this time."

Lynn Costello of Mothers Against Violence was equally appalled, telling the newspaper that "celebrities need to think about how their behavior influences young people. They're role models, they need to take responsibility. It's tasteless."

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  1. Jon

    @Jason: PREACH IT BROTHER! Sick of this horrid music. She (Lady Gaga) doesn't make good music she's just a shock artist.

    June 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    These people need to concentrate more on making music that ISN'T complete garbage and less time trying to shock audiences. Just my opinion.

    June 7, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Head Diva In Charge

    As much as I love Gaga, this was a little wrong. I am thinking that maybe she needs some better "people" behind her advising of right/wrong. Sorry – I think in this case, she DID go to far.

    June 7, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    if people think thats bad they shuld see wat gwar, insane clown posse, and slipknot, and marilyn manson do on stage. get used to it...

    June 7, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Expat

    If they were so shocked by the events of the past days... why did they even attend a concert?

    June 7, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jon

    Why are we even talking about her? Just shows what kind of crap the music industry is these days. Crappy music so she as to make up for that by doing stupid things on stage. Bring back real music and quit force feeding us crap like Lady GaGa.

    June 7, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. waiwai

    I don't understand – what does one thing have to do with another? Did she simulate a taxi driver murdering people? It seems like whatever she did was already part of her show. This is not even a news story. So so lame. Go back to journalism school Mark Marino – you can't just take one story and connect whatever you want to it – or maybe you should go work for the Enquirer!

    June 7, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chandra_Waters

    She is an artist.She likes to shock and be different . A murder happens somewhere all the time but a talented performance added to music is the reason people watch her and perchase her tunes & ect.I am sure her act was practiced months before a murder happened at her scheduled destination. It is what it is. A scheduled performance & nothing more. Don't try to act shocked or cause a stir about an act that happened in a city or town where murder must be un heard of? Get over it.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Myron

    She's had this bit in her show for a while (usually for the song "Monster"), so it's not like this is anything new for her or specifically related to the tragedy that occurred.

    That said, who in their right mind would take a 14-year old to this kind of concert? I'm not knocking Lady Gaga (in fact, I'm going to her show next month), but it's clear from just about every televised performance she's done in the past year that a person sensitive to violence, blood, or suggestive themes should a) not see the show, and b) not bring children to it. To be outraged is one thing, but misdirecting it at an artist who has never been one to give false impressions of her work and her vision is both pointless and insulting.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Angie

    OK. So she is a Madonna want-a-be. Whatever. Can we move on to something new?

    June 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mushymushroom

    I can't wait for a Lady Gaga – Marilyn Manson collaboration. That will be a gore fest and a series of protests afterwards...

    June 6, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Melissa

    All those saying you feel sorry for her being hounded by the media – uh, that's what she wants. First of all she's a celeb, she knew all of this before starting the career. And second, she makes it worse by pulling the stunts she does. I don't feel sorry for her at all. She wants the attention or she wouldn't do what she does.

    June 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe

    Lady Gaga sucks......and she's a dude anyways.

    June 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. CHRIS

    could care less about lady gaga or guy gaga, whatever dude is. But, really? If you are a Man Gaga fan cause you think you relate to him. You are an idiot, and probably partly responsible fr the decay of western society.

    June 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dana

    Lady Gaga is an artist, she creates from within and she does not have to modify her work because she has people of different ages that appreciate her work. Parents should be the role models that determine what is acceptable for their child, and establish guidelines in accordance with their family lifestyle. Clearly by doing a MINIMAL amount of research into this artists video works, she tends to be provacative and a free thinker...some 14 year olds can handle it, some can not...but one thing is certain, Lady Gaga should not be creatively stifled because some teenagers (or younger) have parents that don't set rules as to acceptable music for their family, or even take enough time to educate themself as to what they might be in for by taking their youngster to her show. I have been connected to the opening act for Lady Gaga for SEVERAL years...not only should parents read up on the "star" of the show they are about to see...they should know about the opening acts. Semi Precious Weapons is a New York City based Glam band... racier than Gaga in many many ways and not something for 14 year olds.

    June 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Little Monster

    Oh and plus, the article says 'her latest antics have fans wondering whether she's pushed it too far' should infact read '19,998 fans had a great time at Lady Gaga's concert at MEN Arena enjoying the show as it was meant – for entertainment. However a couple of people had gone not knowing what to expect (maybe they've been hidden under a rock for a while) and emerged offended'.
    What i'd like to know though is, did they leave before the show was over as they were so 'disgusted' or did they stick around and watch the rest of it? i bet they didn't leave!!

    June 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Little Monster

    I'm sorry, i wasn't actually going to comment on this, because it's pretty obvious that most people have got a brain and realise that one has nothing whatsoever to do with the other, but, JAmid – 'for that night at least she should have removed the scene from her show'. Well i suggest you do some research, you will find that her WHOLE show is pretty much related to something morbid, what should she have done? cancelled the show altogether? that would be ridiculous!!
    As some people have said, you can't keep relating real life to art – in that sense you could say there should be no mention of death anywhere ever because someone might get upset because they may have lost a loved one??!!! It absurd. Maybe if people weren't so scared of the inevitable, things like this wouldn't be such a taboo. GO GAGA, it's about time we had some real talent who's not afraid to express what she REALLY feels, unlike all of these created puppets by Simon Cowell – hideous!

    June 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Googooo for Gaga

    Lady Gaga – Keep up the phenomenal work. You are truly an artist who is ahead of your time! To all the people who can't appreciate... stay home and watch the food network!

    June 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jess

    I love how people automatically assume that her performance had to be related to the murders. As a performer, I know that staged shows are created weeks, even months in advance of the actual show. The world isn't a pretty PC place. If you don't like it, don't watch. As for the mother of the 14 year-old, maybe she should pay attention to what her child is watching and listening to a little more closely. If she had any idea, something like this from Gaga would not have been a shock at all.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  20. Obi

    Gaga is a performance artist and is free to perform an act, but also, as an artiste she needs to know and understand that when she crosses the US borders she has to perform according to boundaries/culture of that nation. Moreover these are her fans who contribute to her success so she has a responsibility to respect their wishes. Yes in the US mass murders maybe quite a common thing but over here in the UK it isnt that common, and our regulators rightfully frown at such untimely distaste as they are there to protect the views of the viewing public.
    Was gaga wrong with her choice of performance at this time? The answer is an overwhelming YES

    June 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  21. jonathanmcelroy

    That's my girl. I see no relations in the story, more publicity for my Gaga if you ask me.

    June 6, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  22. melissa

    whatever you people let your kids watch twilight. no different

    June 6, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  23. mike_lee

    So the correct thing to do is nothing, let the murder spree die like that monster in Pennsylvania who lined up and executed little Amish girls a few years back,
    "Shortly before Roberts opened fire, two sisters, Marian and Barbie Fisher, 13 and 11, requested that they be shot first that the others might be spared. Barbie was wounded, while her older sister was killed."

    June 6, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  24. bad

    haha lady dodoo. ew funny person..drug induced with out doing drugs...poo poo pee pee...do doo. lady cka cka...hahaha poo poo pee pee... silly..

    June 6, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  25. cash

    crossed the line? she chooses her own line, lady gaga thinks about this before she does it she is an artist expressing herself in her own special way and people need to respect that and honor her descisions. her performances might not be entirely appropriate but its not going to change their kids into sickos and psychopaths. Its fake blood they need to get over it and find a much more serious issue like the oil in the gulf or mexico.

    June 6, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  26. cash

    i mean it's lady gaga she's not exactly supposed to be a "good role model". her performances and her coreography are nothing short of absoloutely brilliant and people need to stop jumping on her for no reason. celebs are people too

    June 6, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  27. BEck

    When will people realize that CELEBRITIES are NOT role models.

    June 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. what the ??

    What the ?? She was bit on stage, then died. The guy in England was a shooter. What the hell does one have to do with the other besides a slow news day for the media. Mass media BS!!!

    June 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Andrea Aldrich

    If I had a daughter I wouldn't be taking her to a Lady Gaga concert when she is only 14.... 17 sure. 14 year olds are too sensitive to things like this, and if the mother was so worried about her daughter why did she take her to a Lady Gaga concert anyway. And did Lady Gaga EVEN KNOW someone had been murdered nearby hours before???

    June 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ohmy

    Please look at what Gaga is doing: Then take a look at your kids. What kind of influnce does she have on your kids. Take a very close look. For me, i refuse to use the word Lady. Sure she is a woman but, no lady. So i´ll stay with gaga.

    June 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Interested

    There's a lot of talk about "pushing limit's" here. What are these "limit's"? In today's society, are there really any so-called limit's? Why not just do whatever we FEEL is right and throw any thought of consequences out the door. That outta make everybody happy right?

    June 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Snide

    Forbid entertainers from performing what they think will sell, and they will only end up producing more sales. From an entertainer's perspective, it's so much easier to entice humanity to buy your stuff when you can tease it's sense of morbid curiosity with all things forbidden. If all you parents out there want more wholesome entertainment for your kids, STOP BUYING TICKETS, ALBUMS, AND ANY OTHER PARAPHERNALIA BEING SOLD BY LESS THAN TASTEFUL INDIVIDUALS/COMPANIES. Hey here's a thought: why not, instead of paying others to entertain your children, maybe you could play with and/or entertain your kids yourselves hmmm? Whoever thought that actually spending time with your kids is better than having some screwed up celebrity dictate the values and principle's that govern their daily lives. Oh but this suggestion is just too difficult and time consuming isn't it!? (...and people wonder why society is going to crap...sigh).

    June 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jeremy

    For once we have an entertainer who encourages teenagers to love and respect those who are different from them, and still... parents just aren't satisfied. Nothing about her antics on stage should have been shocking... parents, are you watching her performances on TV and her music videos??? It's in keeping with who she is. Do better research next time you let your kids go to a concert.

    June 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Alex

    I don't think the parents of these kids who are going ot the concert with them realize what GaGa is really about. She's eccentric and it seems as if majority of these comments are coming from quite bitter gradeschool-aged children.
    Yes, she HAS portrayed death in her videos and her concerts. However, I think the fact that it was so similiar, if not "replicating" the murders that had recently happened is what offends parents the most. I know GaGa is very well aware of her fans, she tries to stay as close to them as possible and I've seen many instances where she tells her fans that her portrayals are not replicating real events and that they should not be repeated (as in real killings, etc). She said that she did not want any of her fans getting into trouble – la di da. Of course GaGa isn't for the faint of heart or for all families but it's GaGa. She's going to push limits no matter what.

    June 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  35. J Amid

    A lot of you seemed to have missed the point;
    people aren't offended because she pretended to be violently murdered on stage. People are shocked because she pretended to be violently murdered on stage while earlier on, that same day, just down the road from where she did this concert, twelve people where killed by a crazed gunman. People in England are surprised and horrified by the massacre that happened that day, Lady Gaga should've been more sensitive to this, and, for that night at least, removed this scene from her show. It was very poor taste considering the events of the day.

    June 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Do you really expect someone as busy as her to sit down and follow the news? I bet she didn't have a clue it had happened!

      June 6, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  36. Michael

    What mother takes their children to see Lady Gaga? That's like taking your child to a haunted house then blaming the haunted house for being 'too scary'

    June 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. LIsa D

    I have read your comments and one thing I don't understand is it seems that to most of you Lady Gaga has a right to put on whatever show she likes, but some of you seem to get angry if other people voice their views against such a show. If she has free speech to put on this type of show, where is the support for others to have free speech against it. Not only do people have the right to see the show or not see the show, they also have the right to voice an opinion against the show. What's with all of the "people should just get over themselves" rhetoric? Seems rather lame, immature and hypocritical to me. And for all of you who say that you have personally seen worse in your real lives, this may surprise you, but most people don't like death and try to avoid it at all costs, both for themselves and others. That's why people rescue each other from it. Don't know who you saw doing this type of thing and worse in your daily affairs, but you may want to get some space between you and these people. Carrying out violence like that towards people is not a part of life, it's a part of death and death is not glamorous. If she did this sort of things to baby seals on stage, I bet their would be not just a few people on this site tossing fits. I am a parent and I've raised five kids and whoever is making the suggestion that parents need to let their kids experience this type of show and not shelter them has obviously never had their children threatened with violence. A parent is supposed to shelter children, it's what parents do. We don't throw them in front of buses and oncoming traffic, we make sure they are well-fed and cared for and we generally don't pay money take them to see mayhem and violence onstage that we try to shelter them from on the street. That's what parents do. I'm sorry for so many of you who seem as though they have not experienced this type of love from your own families that you don't even know what family is for. People who are against her shows have just as much right to comment as people who are for her shows. What are you afraid of?

    June 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Twink

      Lisa, you're going the exact same thing, only in reverse, and you're also putting word's in people's mouths.

      " I'm sorry for so many of you who seem as though they have not experienced this type of love from your own families that you don't even know what family is for."

      I didn't see anywhere on here that any one single person on her say that he or she didn't get any love from his or her family.

      June 6, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      So.. freedom of speech for Lady GaGa, for the people who criticise her, but not for the people who want to voice their opinion on criticism? What kind of freedom of speech is that? Should we not encourage debate?

      June 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Rex

    if you don't like what she does don't go see her duh

    June 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Eva

    My professor used to say,' He who descends into the arena cannot avoid the dust of his encounter". Now we know Lady Gaga. Her 'ga-ga' is not for babies ! Any parent taking their child to see Lady Gaga perform should be reported to child protection services. Her performances are always obsene and insane. Lady Gaga is a star because she is a talented artist- not because she is a baby-sitter ! Parents should stop trying to make role models out of celebrities- they should stop passing the buck to hollywood stars. BE YOUR OWN CHILDS ROLE MODEL. Everyone knows and must remember that hollywood / musicians are for your entertainment ( at your own risk!). Train your child at home in the way of the Lod Jesus and pray for your child. When they go out and see Lady Gaga or the likes on tv or elsewhere, they will not be drawn to her ways. Lady Gaga is not a high school teacher or a child counsellor. She is an artist. Artists do make- believe stuff- so do not blame her if your child gets out of line- rather, we the parents are responsible for our own children.

    June 5, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  40. James

    Coming from somone who works in the entertainment industry. BRAVO TO HER! I hope people keep complaining... they have no idea how much FREE press they get her. Lady Gaga is smart, she knows what she's doing, and she got just the reaction she wanted. If they loved it they will be talking about... and if they hated it they STILL will be talking about it. That kind of publicity is priceless!

    June 5, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  41. Adrian

    just to quote a famous athlete "Im not a role model" im sure many have said this after he did......but that said...don't the parents see what there children are listening to or watching what there kids are watching.. I truly dont believe that Lady Gaga is ment for kid's . Lady Gaga's The fame monster is all about death and her fear's ....She does have the right to express herself in any way she feels she needs to. It's the parents responiblity to keep there children away from things that they feel might be offensive to them or to there kids....Everyone always use famous ppl as a scapegoat to what happens in todays world...when it should begin with the parents...not celeb's.

    June 5, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  42. Talia

    People are ridiculous, I know in America right now there is a HUGE fascination and love for vampires, and from what I read, thats what she was insinuating.

    June 5, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa D

      I know that this may come as a shock to you, but only some of America has a fascination with vampires. There are more than 330 million Americans. Just because the entertainment industry tries to capitalize on what they think is hot at the moment by sending tons of like material out in movies and books, doesn't mean that all of America will bite at the bait. No pun intended. You might be surprised at just how the majority of Americans couldn't give a rats petuty about vampires and wouldn't waste their money on the subject. Not everyone in this country is under 25. Some of us even take the time to garden, cook, wash our cars and play with our kids.

      June 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Harald

    very easy...we have freedom of expression and freedom of speech here in the US as well as in Europe. She has the right to express herself, and everyone else has the right to state their opinion about it. If Gaga wasn't ready to hear people's opinions, I'm sure she wouldn't do what she does, and if people don't have a high opinion of Gaga, just don't listen to her or go see her. See how easy that was?

    June 5, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  44. Janice

    nice to see that most comments here are agreeing that this is ridiculous – Im a parent of a 16 and 18 yr old – and there is much worse that they see surfing the net that is real and on tv- then this play acting on stage – gimme a break to those complaining – do your homework before you take your tweens to these shows .... take some responsibility

    June 5, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  45. Mark

    For all of you who don't know, this wasn't an extra thing she put on, she does this as part of her monster ball in every show at every arena. Simply, she was probably unaware of the shootings and carried on with her show as NORMAL. She's done nothing wrong. And parents complaining about it? Well why did you take your children to see her?! Have you not seen her videos?

    June 5, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  46. A

    Maybe if this was a real piece of news you'd investigate and see that this has been a part of her show for almost a year. Give me a break.

    June 5, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  47. Dave

    I'd say that smacks of vampire, not psychopathic murderer. I see worse every day on cable news networks! Gone too far? No - and I'm not sure any musician ever has short of committing an actual crime. Art is art– and Lady Gaga is brilliant. Keep your 14 year old at home or take her to see Selena Gomez!

    June 5, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  48. Wren

    I would love to see how these angry parents would have recated at a GG Alin show. HAHA

    June 5, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  49. Klaark

    Another "Some people were offended when..." article.

    Someone is always offended about something. This is basically BS "news."

    June 5, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  50. Swebb

    You are kidding right?
    They have NOTHING to do with each other.
    Lady gaga performs a good show, relating the two together in such a flawed way is almost sad to see. Too many people think she is over the top and gone too far. So what? Don't watch it then.

    June 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Siwaj

    Ridiculous. She simulates her own death in that manner at every tour date; she's been doing it since February. It obviously has nothing to do with the shootings.

    People are overly paranoid.

    June 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tiana

    OMG!!!! No way has she gone too far – This is all part of her theatre performance art- all part of her show and has been from the beginning – it has nothing and has no relation to the recent killings!

    June 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. joe

    I was at her last gig in England tonight and she herself said 'this isn't me re-enacting a murder', the fame monster itself is themed around death, and why should she change her entire tour just because of this? It only crossed peoples mind because of the narrow mindedness and easy offended mind of a mother who herself as a parent should have maybe done some research before taking her daughter to see someone who is notorious for controversy and unnecessary criticism, some people just can't be pleased.

    June 4, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Christine

    Really? Children are way too overprotected in this day in age, in my opinion. I hate to tell you, lady, but I saw things way worse than a monster biting someone in the neck at 14...get over yourself. Let your teenager grow up for once.

    June 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Josh

    The story should read, 3,652.42199 hours before the shooting of nineteen people in London, Lady Gaga added gore to her show and people are now offended that she didn't change her entire concert just a few short hours after the shootings happened.

    Thats too much to recoreo.

    June 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jen

    I was at the concert the day after and it was a lot of fun to watch. She did similar things to what was mentioned, and most of the crowd seemed to be taking it as intended. It's entertainment, it's a good time.

    June 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Norse Witch

    Thats my girl. anything for a shock responce. Lady GagGa Rocks " Long live the queen of rock"!

    June 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  58. dan

    Seriously? this caused a stir? Um it is lady gaga and this has been in her act since the beginning of the tour. anyone who went to the show knows they are not going to church. She is a performance artist as well as a damn fine singer. GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON.

    June 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  59. bic

    her songs are ok. i'm glad she wears crazy costumes b/c she's not a looker at all.

    June 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Matty

    I understand that this is part of the video and it is Lady Gaga but you would think that she would have known about what happened and perhaps may have altered her performance.

    June 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lieutenant Awesome

      Why should she have altered her performance? What happened on stage, which was a dramatization of the lyrics of the song, is not even about shooting people. I don't understand how people are making that connection. People die every second of every day, should every performance be censored because some people have incredibly thin skin and make a fuss about everything? Absolutely not. This is ridiculous.

      June 6, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  61. debra

    what do you expect from a Madonna wanna-be? But be far follks....this concert drama was planned out well before the shooting.....

    June 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lois McDade

      A Madonna wanna be? Is that really what you see? That's just sad girl. I was around when Madonna was in her zenith. They are two vastly different artists. Both miraculously talented, that goes without saying, but do your self a favor and cruise down memory lane to the 80's, and really listen to Madonna. Read the sound bites and watch the videos. If you have any appreciation for music at all then you have to know the similarities, and the vast differences. Don't follow the maddening crowd, explore for yourself. I would want you to apply that to all of your life adventures out there dear. Life, and music, are really not at all what "they" say. I guess I just really want you to become you as you move through life, and not "they". Good luck, enjoy to the utmost. It is a grand adventure, but it is over far too soon.

      June 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Russy

    this is so stupid, she has done that since the first show so why should it matter now like she has time to read the news and see whats going on

    June 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Paulina Travers

    in manhattan Playwright Larry Myers has been closed -audience previewing his newest "Lady Gaga's Guidebook for Living"...he knew her when! Downtown's most celebrated dramtist is the Sir gaga of stage trips! he has as summer shock fest in his Global Fringe Fest this july & august

    June 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mark

    Seriosuly NOTHING can be done these days without some1 saying somethingm. If u see trees buring on a tv soap u don't get millions of complaints of rainforest trust people!!!!! She was eating by a 'monster' not a mass murder in england!!!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  65. boardforlife

    you all are mad! death may be a part of life but to splash it about calling it art in order to get people to notice you is low and unimpressive. have a little class or is that asking too much?

    June 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      I really have to disagree with this comment. I don't think Gaga was doing this "to get noticed." In case you've been under a rock for the past year, she's already a major celebrity- this is her expressing herself. It's not low or unimpressive to act this scene out in a song with the lyrics "He tore my clothes right off, he ate my heart and then he ate my brain." I honestly don't know why "young children" were in attendance at a Lady Gaga concert, I don't call this celebrity abuse of influence, I call it bad parenting. Perhaps the people who complained after the show would have been happier at a Hannah Montana concert. This is Lady Gaga and I say the people who found this incredibly offensive can go along with other main-stream artists and leave the true fans to Gaga.

      June 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Smith

    Celebrities are not role models, especially Gaga. She got the reaction she was looking for......

    June 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Realistic Randy

    OMG GEt OVER it – it is a concert and was not a simulation of the attacks mentioned. How redic.

    June 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Caitlyn

    People need to realize, This is LADY GAGA. Not a disney loser!

    I luv Lady gaga!!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  69. KateLiez

    There is not a single song that Lady Gaga sings that is acceptable for children. I, myself am a huge fan of hers, but she does not aim to gain child fans. Those mothers need to get over themselves. Would they bring their child to a Marilyn Manson concert? No, didn't think so.

    June 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Captain Awesome

    Parents need to stop categorizing singers, actors and athletes as role models. They're are not role models at all. They are business people who do whatever it takes to succeed in there line of business. Simple as that. Raise your kids yourself and stop letting the TV and internet do it for you.

    June 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julius

      Exactly!! Well said, Captain Awesome.

      June 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Thank you, Captain Awesome.

      June 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      Perfectly said!

      June 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • CrystalinaFashinista

      Captain Awesome!! I couldnt have said it better myself!! They are just tryna to get to their next dolla and if you don't like it, then leave!! Holla!!

      June 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • sherrye

      I totally agree captain with you people just expect to have everybody else raising there children and blame others if things go wrong...

      June 5, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • cash

      exactly captain awesome and the media always will treat celebrities like trash that's got talent or something. then they will swarm them and ruin their reputation

      June 6, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      You're right. I'm a 38 year old stay at home mom with two small daughters, and I love Lady Gaga. Do I let my daughters listen to her? No, but I do. Parenting 101. Simple. People always want to get mad at somebody besides themselves.

      June 6, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  71. skiddman

    These ppl are ridiculous bc she was bitten on stage doesn't mean kids are going to go out and bite ppl. She is definatly different don't take your kids to a concert if your worried about that stuff and just keep them in the closet

    June 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  72. ttack

    Oh my god! Shut up!! It's Lady Gaga!! And that has nothing to do with being shot and killed!

    June 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • amy

      omg people will find any reason they can to complain and victimize themselves! her video has been out with her dying in the end for forever...its obviously an expression of her life being invaded constantly and how serious the media can be remember pricess diana! jesus...people need to lighten up and pop that reality bubble ignoring negative things instead of causing awareness solves nothing!

      June 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • amy

      ok well i dont think she died cant remember not a fan of her honestly but still the message is what it is and not some mockery!

      June 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • squirrelyk

      I don't see what the big deal is to be honest. It's nothing more shocking than the likes of Alice Cooper, who back in the day, would have his head cut off during shows. It's no different than Marilyn Manson and his crazy antics. IT'S ENTERTAINMENT. American's need to stop being so uptight and just take stuff for what it is... ENTERTAINMENT.

      June 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Firebabe07

      Gaga is an artist. And for those of you with 14 year olds going to a Gaga concert, just remember what are parents thought of MADONNA, KISS, OZZY OSBORNE. Get over yourselves. There is more in this world to worry about than what a music artist is doing. And for the record I give her props for not going with the main stream and doing what comes from her heart.

      June 5, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      @squirrelyk actually if you actually read the article you would see that this wasn't in america...it was in ENGLAND!

      But anyways...any parent allowing their child...of any age...to go see Lady Gaga has no room to complain if she does something obscene..it's what she's known for and she knows the crowd eats it up. When I was younger my mom always looked into the artists I wanted to see in concert before deciding if I could go which is what parents SHOULD be doing. And News Flash..Lady Gaga is not exactly out to be a role model for children.

      June 5, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric Szu.

      IK! what does it have to do with anything??

      June 5, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Lois McDade

      In a world where someone shows off their mastery of art by glueing dead bodies together, and another artist shows off his talent by recreating the unspeakably moving "madonna with child" with human excreatment, (I could recite instance after instance, each more hair raising then the last) I hardly think that Lady Gaga's stage antics are worth a foot note. The woman is nothing short of brilliant, and if any of you hadn't noticed that, then perhaps you are spending too much time with your heads up your asses.

      June 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Gaga is a performance artist. She simulates death in every video. She also simulates death in every performance. Whatever ever it is the fools thought they were going to see they definitely had the wrong dang concert and should go see Miley Cirus tramp around or the Jonas brothers instead.

      June 6, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob Smith

      Well, imagine this scenario: You've been running an avant tour for some time now. There are rehearsals, be they dress or performance or technical gear checks. You are a vastly popular singer with vastly popular music. Someone, somewhere, in the country you're performing in shoots people. A few hours later you simulate having your neck bitten on stage. I fail to see the connection here. Most likely Lady Gaga or quite possibly anyone affiliated with her tour knew anything about it, and even if they did they obviously didn't think of a correlation between the two. They are unrelated and unremarkable in any aspect. Ridiculous to even mention the two in the same article.

      June 7, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Amber

      I disagree with Lynn Costello of Mothers Against Violence stating that celebrities are role models for young kids. Celebrities are no where near a role model for a young kid, nor are athletes. Role models are unique people that you as an individual look up to for personal reasons and not because they are famous. Parents are role models, teachers & coaches are role models; but, not celebrities.

      June 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

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