Lady Gaga revealed in a recent interview she doesn’t try to attract attention with her exaggerated attire, but rather give a chance to those who feel odd, different, or too strange, to be themselves. But her attempt to reach to those excluded is not a selfish or exhibitionist gesture but a part of her own experience: “I did not fit in in high school, and I felt like a freak. So I like to create this atmosphere for my fans where they feel like they have a freak in me to hang out with, and they do not feel alone.”
The feeling of exclusion that she felt in school when she herself was one of the outcast that today she extends her hands, is the inspiration for their dramatic performances. She will talk more about her personal experience that inspired to create her new show in an forthcoming interview in the Ellen DeGeneres talk show.
She is another star that shows young people who feel out of place, that appearances are not important. Gaga explained, “I want my fans to know that it’s OK. Sometimes in life you do not always feel like a winner, but that does not mean you’re not a winner.”
The attire of the artist, in the same way of other stars, serves as an inspiration not only to identify themselves but also as a example to many young people who feel themselves outside of the social norms and stereotypes. A dose of hope can be found in the words of the artist.