So, in a Twitter conversation about product placement, post-modern referentialism and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video, Amanda Palmer said the following:
…aaaaaand, cue the clueless firestorm. “OMG HOW COULD SHE SAY SUCH A HORRIBLE THING”, etc. etc.
Most of the links I’ve seen discussing this go to this overwrought LiveJournal post, whose kneejerk hand-wringing has generated over 400 responses.
(And those just came from the examples I could think of from the top of my head.)
So, get a clue, folks. It wasn’t a serious comment, as the slightest familiarity with Ms. Palmer would tell you.
(I seriously wonder how much of this is yet another iteration of the “How DARE she be engaged to Neil Gaiman” nerdrage….)