Baby Gaga video sparks controversy
A spoof on a Lady Gaga video? Old news—it’s been done numerous times.
A baby doing a spoof on a Lady Gaga video? Okay, let’s talk.
3-year-old Keira Ladrow, also known as Baby Gaga, stars in a spoof of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video. She lip syncs, she dances—hell, she even wears Gaga-esque outfits and makeup. It gets a little strange, however, when scantily clad dancers surround the toddler, and it gets especially weird when Keira’s shown locked up in handcuffs. On CBS New’s The Early Show, Psychotherapist Heide Banks warns the mother that these images could be “damaging” to her daughter in the future.
According to Heidi Ladrow, mother of 3-year-old Baby Gaga, the video was supposed “to be outrageous because Lady Gaga’s videos are outrageous.” She emphasizes on The Early Show that the video was made solely for fun, not as an attempt to get her daughter famous.
“This was a little project we put together as a spoof, as fun for our friends and family. I had no idea this was going to get as large as it was,” Heidi Ladrow explains.
The popular YouTube video, directed by Jake Wilson, has sparked controversy across the Internet. Some viewers criticize it for being “inappropriate” and “creepy,” while others believe that the girl should have some “fun.”
Baby Gaga fans defend the video on Twitter, with status updates that say, “Leave Baby Gaga alone!”
However, several mothers are questioning the parenting styles of Ladrow.
“As a mother, I’m offended that there are parents out there that think they have the right to exploit their children. I have a 3-year-old daughter, so this is really disturbing to me,” expresses Kathryn B., a San Diegan mother from Scripps Ranch.
On The Early Show, Mother Gaga assured CBS that her daughter enjoyed it. She adds, “The reason she looked uncomfortable is because she’d just woken up from a two-hour nap. She’s animated, you know? We wanted her to look kind of upset in certain points.”
What do you think, San Diego? Is 3-year-old Baby Gaga’s “Telephone” video creative and fun? Or is it just plain inappropriate?
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