Or none of the above? It’s not like this is the first time Lady Gaga has used a wheelchair, forpitysake. Uh, Paparazzi anyone? But everyone all over The Interwebs, are flipping the eff right out over Gaga performing in a wheelchair during a performance in Australia. Oh, and they’re saying she was perhaps, mimicking Kurt Cobain who performed way back in in the day in a wheelchair during the Reading Festival. Honestly though, with the mermaid get-up, I see much more of an homage (ahem) to Bette Midler’s character, Delores Delago, who also appears onstage in a wheelchair–albeit an electric device.
“Gaga is not the first music artists to use a wheelchair as a prop and many said she had ripped off Bette Midler’s famous stage character Delores Delago, a beached mermaid that appears on stage in a wheelchair.And at the 1992 Reading Festival, the late Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana frontman was wheeled on to the stage for their headlining set in a dig at journalists who had accused Kurt of being a drug addict and had made speculations about his mental health.”