Gaga (along with other celebrities) helped raise support for the repeal of DADT. She informed many to call their senators to consider the repeal. The flood of phone calls and personal accounts from the government employees can attest to that fact. That is actual impact. By all means I am not hating on Carly but since there is still homophobic remarks being made on her video and that of Frank Ocean's I fail to see how much a simple video like this has had any major impact on society especially when you put it side to side with a historical event like the DADT repeal, an event that changed the lives of millions of US soldiers and their families.
Shut up and laugh. It was funny. Always have to make things so serious.
Well the statement is truth, i mean, my 11 yrsold sister along with her friends, find the video nothing else but normal, they didn't even were "shocked" about the gay dude, they just move on, and was like -Well, it is ok- and start jamming over and over the song...
Not Carly and her "one hit wonder" having a more positive impact on gay acceptance than Gaga's 3 years of pandering
This was funny, I'll give you that. But it's simply untrue
I can't at how often people discredit the work Gaga has done for gay rights and the visibility of their issues. No, she is not the only one and, no, she is certainly not the first one, but she one of the biggest and most genuine supporters of LGBTQ activism today and that is an undeniable fact. Personal opinions about her music aside, you have to give her credit for utilizing her popularity and starpower to push for real, tangible change on the political level.
And basically what this article is saying is that "gay" has been normalized even before the music video for Call Me Maybe was even released; the author argues that apathetic reactions to the video's inclusion of homosexuality mean that society is progressing. This is debatable...but the fact of the matter is that the music video ITSELF did not have a "positive impact" on the gay rights movement or any sort of national acceptance of homosexuality. It's kind of embarrassing how many people here are acting like it was