Lady Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Efforts Blind Toward Bullying of People Who Don’t Like Lady Gaga

What happens when you criticize Lady Gaga? You get death threats from her fans. You can ask Kelly Osbourne all about it! But even lesser-known people find themselves at the claws of the Little Monsters. Take, for example, Chicago-based musician Rebecca Francescatti. Francescatti filed a lawsuit against Lady Gaga (along with her record company, DJ White Shadow, and sound engineer Brian Joseph Gaynor) in 2011 for alledgedly ripping off her song "Juda" when they recorded Gaga’s "Judas." Now, Francescatti is getting death threats from Gaga’s fans. 

According to DNA Chicago

"She was afraid," said Christopher Niro, an attorney with Niro, Haller & Niro, who is representing Francescatti. "As for the Little Monsters, I see no difference between the way they are acting and the hiring of thugs to intimidate a witness."

Instead of cowering, Niro said, Francescatti, whose stage name is Rebecca F, "channeled her feelings" by incorporating many of the nasty messages in a YouTube video and song titled"I Don’t Believe in Monsters."

Francescatti’s attorney said she took screen shots of comments on social media and put them together in a kind of collage to accompany the song.

One reads, “Watch you back everytime u step out of ur house Rebecca, cuz you might never be able to go home ever again.”

“This Rebecca trick needs to go somewhere and die,” and “death to Rebecca Francescatti and her family” other posters on YouTube allegedly wrote.

Someone started the “ANTI Rebecca Francescatti” Facebook page, where one user allegedly commented “To answer your question of who this pig is, well no one knows her so she’s invisible to the world.”

Their attacks, said Niro, fly in the face of Gaga’s musical campaign against bullying.

"Lady Gaga is silent when her fans bully others on her behalf," he said.

It’s quite possible, of course, that Francescatti is overreacting (the Facebook page in question has 19 likes) and instead taking advantage of the free publicity for the attention. But still, Lady Gaga’s outspoken fans have certainly never learned that bullying applies to straight ladies, too, and Gaga has never made much of an effort to tell her Little Monsters to chill out. (It’s a little off-brand for her, I suppose.)

In case it’s been a while, take another listen to Lady Gaga’s "Judas" below, and then listen to the sample of Rebecca F’s "Juda." Do they sound at all similar to you?

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Listen to a Version of “Judas” that Doesn’t Suck

In case you hadn’t noticed, Lady Gaga’s newest single is really quite unlistenable. It has no discernible melody, and hearing it is akin to having your ears pounded by someone’s fists covered in sandpaper. However, as YouTube cover artist Carmen Reece demonstrates, it is possible to make “Judas” bearable. The British singer turns the song into a cheesy power ballad, which doesn’t sound like a step up, but is.

For comparison’s sake, here’s the original:

Reece’s cover, while nothing I would ever be caught dead listening to in public, is clearly the lesser of the two evils here. What’s happening to you, Lady Gaga? Only a year ago you were dropping such gems as “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro.” Step it up a little, girl.

Lady Gaga: ‘You Have To Honor Your Vomit’

In the latest episode of “Gagavision,” Lady Gaga tells us how she felt after the leak of her terrible song “Judas” — “they were like, tearing limb from limb…First it was the arm of the song, and then the liver” — and also lets us in on her creative process: “The creative process is approximately 15 minutes of vomiting my creative ideas, in the forms of melodies, usually, or chord progressions and melodies and some sort of a theme lyric idea. It all happens in approximately 15 minutes of this giant regurgitation of my thoughts and feelings. And then I spend days, weeks, months, years fine tuning.” Fifteen minutes? That explains “Judas,” then.

“But the idea is that you honor your vomit. You have to honor your vomit. You have to honor those 15 minutes.” Okay, we’ll all start…honoring…our vomit.