Lady Gaga's most controversial music videos

2012-11-30 09:34
Her songs and lyrics have caused much controversy, but Lady Gaga's music videos have also raised some eyebrows in recent history.

Ranging from alleged references to defacing religion, outrageous costumes, the Nazis and violence against women, Lady Gaga has sure made some controversial videos.

Lady Gaga herself has said that she is obsessed with religious art and cites it as the inspiration behind some of her most loved and hated music videos.

Despite their controversy, her videos have all achieved great success, with some reaching more than 100 million views on YouTube.

We take a look at Lady Gaga's Top 5 controversial music videos and see what the fuss is all about:

5. Paparazzi

Ranging from violent sexual scenes to Lady Gaga's "big fall", the video caused a stir in many activism groups surrounding its violent scenes involving Lady Gaga being pushed off a balcony by Alexander Skarsgard. Her stab at the paparazzi was also clear - and this in turn raised some eyebrows. (Views on YouTube: More than 91 million)

4. Bad Romance

This was probably the first video where Lady Gaga started delving into her obsession with religious art. Prominent displays of crucifixes sent many religious groups on a war path against Gaga. And then there were the oversized contacts that Gaga wore in the video. This sparked a trend, but soon enough it was discovered that these contacts could blind you. (Views on YouTube: More than 498 million)

3. Alejandro

Although it has not been confirmed by Lady Gaga herself, many people allege the lyrics make reference to God and Jesus. Added to the mix we have cross-dressing soldiers who clearly resemble Nazi soldiers and even more scenes that resemble Gaga being raped. (Views on YouTube: More than 180 million)

2. Born This Way

Even though the birth scene at the beginning of the video could make you flinch, Born This Way was one of Gaga's songs that sparked controversy for many different reasons. People took offence to her referencing how "gay, lesbian and transgender" people should be accepted into society, and subsequently the song and the video were banned in several countries such as Lebanon. (Views on YouTube: More than 102 million)

1. Judas

Where to begin! To start with, the name Judas sent shock waves around the world as people allege Gaga is making yet another reference to God. The lyrics in the song sent people into a frenzy. And then came the video. The male figure with a crown made out of thorns and his feet being washed? Lady Gaga sure knows how to push people's buttons.  (Views on YouTube: More than 155 million)


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