Lady Gaga's Inclusion Problems

Pop star uses racial slurs in "Born This Way" -- and then calls her critics "retarded." Huh.

Last month, we blogged about Lady Gaga's new single "Born This Way," noting that at least one blogger interpreted the song as nothing less than the good news of the gospel.

To me "Born This Way" sounds less like an anthem than a peppy exercise song. When the chorus gets going, I always want to jump up and work those ab muscles or something.

Gaga seems pretty proud of it. "I'm on the quest to create the anthem for my generation for the next decade," she said during the making of the album, also called Born This Way, "so that's what I've done."

And while it's clear from the title single and its accompanying video that Mother Monster wants her Little Monsters to be a "big-tent group" – a race which bears no prejudice, no judgment, but boundless freedom – she's also taking heat from critics who object to some of her word choices.

The first objections came soon after the single's release, when people noticed the words she used to describe Latino and Asian people: Chola and Orient, respectively. ...

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