Sniff. Sniff. What’s that smell?
The smell of desperation.
We suppose we could take the charitable route and say “This is fun! She’s playing a character!” And sure, that’s true to a certain extent. But we don’t know… we’re gonna piss off a ton of rabid little monsters when we say this, but it feels like she’s spent a good portion of her fame period squandering the spotlight on too many stunts without fulfilling the enormous potential she’s always had. There was a time when her name was synonymous with the idea of a charismatic, talented performer with something to say, but now it just calls up countless images of a crazy lady walking the street every day in a succession of attention-seeking costumes.
Believe it or not, we’re still rooting for her, because when you put her up against the women who have kind of stolen her thunder – Miley, Katy, Nicki, to a certain extent – you’re comparing an artist to a bunch of talented pop stars. Yes, we do believe that, despite the constant eye-rolling and bitchery we direct her way.
Did she just run out of things to say?
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