With Lady Gaga wondering around award ceremonies dressed in meat and Nicki Minaj walking around dressed in skittles, it has left one thing on the mind of many fans, how far is too far?
Many may think that the ridiculous outfits started back in 2008, when pop-icon Lady Gaga hit the scene, but in fact it all started way before that. It is difficult to determine when the wacky outfits began to surface; many people may claim that Marilyn Monroe was the instigator of the crazy outfits, whereas others may claim it was Cher who gave us all something to talk about.
The one question lingering on everybody’s mind is: why? Why exactly do we hear so many new stories about more A-listers who have indulged in their grandparents’ wardrobes or have racked through the local pantomime dame’s dressing room? Well, we will never know an official answer because some celebrities look to promote their recent works, whereas others look to promote themselves and get more attention from the media. You could say that it’s all one big publicity stunt, but some people disagree.
“It’s a way of looking unique and getting your feelings out,” said a secondary school pupil, “some celebrities are too scared to ask for help, so instead they express that they need help through their clothes.”
So could there be a deeper meaning behind the seemingly obvious wardrobe malfunctions or is it simply that?
As we brace through the years we can’t be sure which celebrity will manage to emerge wearing a controversial outfit, but we shouldn’t expect the shenanigans to be over just yet as the media are doing exactly what the celebrities appear to want them to do.
So, if you’re looking for a little publicity for your local band, it would be in their favour that you advise them to rummage through some of the hidden treasures that have been left in the loft to collect dust for the last decade.
Calvin, Year 10
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