I feel like a majority of the time, somehow celebrities names are being put out whenever we speak about a topic in class, most of the time it’s on the topic of feminism or queer theory. We’ve spoken a lot about celebrities in pop culture and how whether or not they’ve contributed to the community. I feel like nowadays, because we’re so caught up with social media/ technology and stuff, the media and pop culture is one of the most effective ways in which messages are being sent to us. In Jack Halberstams article, the Gaga Manifesto, he focuses on “Gaga Feminism” and how Lady Gaga herself is a prime example of someone who strays away from the “norm” and society’s fixed roles. Looking from the outside, many people view Lady Gaga as this weird woman just because she isn’t exactly like the rest of celebrities. Little do people realize that she actually purposefully does, what we may consider “over the top” things because one, she doesn’t care what people think, and two, she is making a statement for the people who follow her. She has so much influential power in which I believe she uses for good, and to make those who stan her more comfortable with being who they are. I feel like her song “Born This Way” really made a statement with that one. I feel like making statements is what she is all about and just not caring about what people have to say about her. She was also the first to represent the LGBTQ community during her Super Bowl half time performance. I feel like this is exactly why Halbertstam uses her, among all the other celebrities out there because she is someone who strongly represents the community.