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04/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

COLUMN: In Defense of Gaga

Over the past year, I have become obsessed with Lady Gaga. I'm infatuated with everything about her: the rumors that she might be a hermaphrodite, her fashion sense -- most of her performance outfits look like they were designed by Gene Roddenberry on crack -- and the fact that she actually writes most of her own songs. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Chingy.

So I find it alarming that critics have concluded that the "Bad Romance" video is the work of a seriously deranged criminal mind (though Gaga did once admit that she wants to have a foursome with the Jonas Brothers). No sane person, it's said, could reasonably have created a video as grotesque or as inscrutable.

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