Time Magazine’s 100 most Influential People came in my mailbox yesterday. Typically, teen girls wouldn’t know most of the names of the people on the list this year BUT they all know one, Lady Gaga. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what to do with Lady Gaga. And while I am not an expert on who she is or even an expert on what her music is about…there is no denying that she is capturing the attention of the world.
And she is capturing the hearts of teenagers everywhere. She’s a voice for the underdog and an advocate for the gay community. Her music is filled with sexual messages and her music videos shouldn’t ever be watched by a boy. I have watched some of her interviews and at times she has made statements that I can stand behind:
“You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.”
“Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it’s okay.”
“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about her and her music but I wonder what most of the teen girls in our ministries think of her…because they are thinking and listening to her.