A study of internet searches for the pop star has found her popularity waning after pushing the envelope too far. It this the end of pretentious pop as we know it?
Posted on Feb 04, 2013 02:52 pm
Lady Gaga has bored the Internet, according to a new study.
A company has looked at web searches for the singer since May 2011, and said they are astonished at the decline in searches despite releasing her own fragrance and doing a world tour.
Ironically, Gaga has described herself as "Queen Of The Universe" in a legal deposition this week, while her former assistant is trying to claim for 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime.
"[My former assistant is a ] f--king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn't earn," she said. "She thinks she's just, like, the queen of the universe... And, you know what, she didn't want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I'm the queen of the universe every day," said Gaga in court (via NME).
"Since May 2011 her popularity has fallen almost continuously each month and shows little sign of recovery," said AccuraCast who conducted the study (via NME)
"Although people enjoyed Lady Gaga's outrageous fashion sense during the early stages of her career, it would appear that she began pushing the boundaries too far and this incident failed to greatly improve her internet popularity. This theory is supported by the minimal increase in traffic when she chose to use the meat dress once again, in May 2012," adding that it "indicates that we are all a little bored with Lady Gaga's antics."
Meanwhile, the court case regarding her former assistant continues.
Is it the end for Lady Gaga and the era of pretentious pop? Share your opinion in the comments.