On last night's American Idol, Lady Gaga appeared as a guest mentor, and showed up to coach the final four in her typical shock-wear and makeup, aka a two-toned bobbed wig with black bangs, a crazy huge blue beauty mark, and the facial implants she's been sporting for the majority of her Born This Way promotional tour. But it was actually her shoes that are causing tongues to wag today. They were sort of, well, X-rated, according to Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest said on his radio show:
She came in broadcast standards-sensitive shoes ... wearing a very popular female tool on her feet. Only Gaga can put herself into footwear that is a device of pleasure.
I'm surprised I didn't notice it when watching last night, but producers smacked cartoonish-bright red stars over the sexually explicit stilettos because each had a Lucite penis for a heel ...
See, here are the "offending" penis boots. There were never any closeups of Gaga's footwear -- only pretty distant shots of her sitting opposite the Idol contestants as she listened to them do their renditions of songs by Leiber & Stoller. But FOX blocked out the "foreskin region" of the heels, because producers say Idol is "family-friendly viewing," and these penis stilettos are anything but.
Uh, here's the thing ... no one is looking that closely at Gaga's stems. What's more, if FOX or the Idol producers didn't want to have to worry about censoring full-on, outrageous Gaga, then they should have never invited her on the show in the first place. With Gaga, what you see is what you get. In other words, you're not going to get a G-rated Gaga just because you want to believe that your show is squeaky-clean. (And I'm no Idol fanatic, but it seems like the show has featured its share of sexual innuendo throughout the years. Adam Lambert, anyone?)
Furthermore, by creating even a mini-controversy about the darn shoes, they're just drawing even more attention to them. How much you wanna bet some snickering tweens have been Googling for pics of the pumps all day?
Plus, in the end, what's the big deal anyway? They're just glass penis heels. When it comes to Gaga -- we've seen crazier.
Are you offended by Gaga's boots?
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