The music, videos, fashion, and other artistic endeavors of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, do nothing to me. I am completely indifferent to her outré sense of style in fashion, in performance and in her music videos.
But when last week she revealed the cover of her new album called “Born This Way” it hurt my sense of aesthetics. She makes a quite beautiful motorcycle look ugly, which is exactly the opposite of what a woman is supposed to do, if anything, to a motorcycle. The photoshop work makes everything looking wrong in terms of proportions and perspective. I understand the “Born This Way” metaphor, but to turn Lady Gaga into a human motorcycle or a motorcycle into Lady Gaga, either way I go, make me cringe. Even the font is ugly. This artwork put this album cover in the category of the ugliests ever done and I am certain that nor the artist who conceived it nor Lady Gaga are bikers.