"As an Hispanic liberal who has been writing essays supporting gay rights for twelve years, I agree with the pro-gay sentiments of this song. But just because a song has life-affirming lyrics it doesn't necessarily means it's a great work of art. Lady Gaga`s new single has no subtlety or nuance, it sounds like something that a beauty queen who yearns for world peace would write.
"Are Latinos supposed to be grateful that a white superstar, born of privilege, included a racist shout out to our community? Not all Latino ladies are 'cholas' in the barrio, some of them are teachers, writers, engineers and nurses and doctors...
"Lady Gaga should apologize to Hispanics, Christina Aguilera, Carl Bean and pop music fans for her execrable song, and she should immediately pull her song from the market."
Robert Paul Reyes tells it like it tis, via The SOP.
Lady Gaga is clearly A Good Thing - cause she clearly moves and inspires a lot of young gay boys - but the lyrics to Born This Way are barely literate "I'd like to buy the gays a Coke" trite tripe.
And besides no-one knows if we are "born this way".
Is this the best you can do?