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24 December 2010

Winner: Lady Gaga

By New Statesman

Is it even worth asking whether Lady Gaga is a feminist icon or a corporate stooge? Either way way you look at it, 2010 was the year she muscled her war to the very pinnacle of the internet’s sweaty, squirming human pyramid. If you were to transcribe the web’s internal monologue this year long passages of it would read like this:

– Look, look! Lady Gaga is doing a thing! She is wearing sunglasses made out of cigarettes!
– But isn’t that actually kind of–
– No time, no time! She’s doing a new thing now, a dance! Look! She’s doing a dance with Beyonce! And now she’s wearing a dress made of meat! Look! Actual meat! She’s covered in actual meat!

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