Lady Gaga Uses the R-Word

April 20, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga Uses the R-Word
Lady Gaga recently referred to the idea of plagiarizing Madonna's work "retarded", which really makes me wonder what Kobe Bryant just paid $100,000 for.

Not that I'm condoning what Kobe did, but if we're going to hold celebrities responsible for using slurs that insult an entire group of people, I think we should hold them all responsible.

Gaga said in an interview in NME: "I'm a songwriter. I've written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I'm getting one over on everybody? That's retarded."

I mean, I get it. Lexicon evolves, and the word "retarded" doesn’t mean what it used to and all that. But it's still pretty offensive that the word "retarded", originally used to describe people who were born with a mental handicap, is now used to mean, "not smart".

So to make everyone happy, I suggest instead of using the word "retarded", we replace it with: "The Situation".