I'm wondering how much coverage this will get in my regular blog reading, and I'm wondering if somehoe people might miss it, so I'm posting it here.
Amanda Palmer has apparently been complaining about how Lady Gaga is a sellout, cos she's advertising stuff in her videos (I think). So she then tweeted this:
ironic product placement is only ok if you take no money & beyond that give all the income to something ironic. like the Klan
What the fuckity fuck? I'm trying to work out if there could possibly be some background to this, or a long conversation that would somehow make the above make sense. I can't think of anything that wouls ever make the Klan ironic, or make it ok to give money to them. I gather it is likely Palmer will say the tweet is a joke. Now, sometimes I am aware that I need jokes explained to me, buut even so, I do not see the humour in that statement.
[EDIT - This got brought up over on Shakesville, a commenter named Tiara the Merch Girl posted the following:
"Just to clarify: she doesn't actually dislike Lady Gaga, and has come out in support of her in the past. I suppose her mention of KKK is a sarcastic portrayal of irony - there was some discussion beforehand about how people are using "irony" to justify everything from racist remarks to poor music."
Yeah, I don't think that makes Palmer's tweet OK either]
Amanda Palmer, whatever you may have meant, you're a fucking idiot.
An LJ'er named sparkymonster has done a pictorial post demonstrating the difference between product placement and murdering black people, and has included some other good links.
(I originally picked this up at the Seeking Avalon blog, thanks for posting this Willow)