Lady Gaga is having a bad week. Pop rival Katy Perry soundly beat her in their high-profile chart battle, Billboard editor Bill Werde publicly called her out for encouraging fans to rack up phantom YouTube views and former ally Perez Hilton started a campaign urging music lovers to buy Christina Aguilera‘s criminally underrated Bionic instead of ARTPOP on November 11.
It’s understandable that Mother Monster is feeling a little sorry for herself but tweeting a Michael Jackson quote about the price of fame (“the bigger the star, the bigger the target”) is only going add fuel to the backlash. For staters, she’s not as big a celebrity as the king of pop and her situation is largely self-inflicted.
Critics might give her a break if she took a rest from Twitter and simply went about her business of being an amazing pop star. See Gaga’s tweet after the jump.
“The bigger the star, the bigger the target” – Michael Jackson
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 22, 2013
Does the theatrical diva make a point or is she simply wallowing in self-pity? You be the judge in the comments below.