The somewhat eccentric Rufus Wainwright has put the kibosh on the very eccentric Lady Gaga. It seems the openly gay, 38-year-old singer Wainwright doesn't like The Fame Monster's music and finds her "disingenuous."
"I totally admire her tenacity, her ambition and her strength of vision. There's just not one good song there. People, especially gay men, are falling so hard for it," he told Music Week magazine. "Certain things that she says: 'Look at me. I was like you one day and now I'm this - and you can do it too.' I find it a bit disingenuous."
Wainwright: Gaga is "predictable and boring"
Wainwright, the son of Loudon Wainwright III and late Canadian folk singer, Kate McGarrigle, has released six studio albums and has another, 'Out of the Game' due out mid-April. Given his sexual orientation he might have been considered to be an artist who would support Lady Gaga, who, as he acknowledges, gets support from the LGBT community because of her fight for their rights.
But it seems he doesn't find her latest offering, the album 'Born This Way,' with a title song some music writers and entertainers have suggest is an anthem for the LGBT community, genuine enough. "We are in this somewhat sinister period and artists have got to kind of toughen up and be real," he said. "It's about conveying what's inside us, as opposed to the return of the cone breasts.
"I find it (Gaga's music) predictable and boring."