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".