If you’ve been wondering where Lady Gaga has been the past few weeks, she has a very simple answer: she’s ignoring you and everyone else! The pop princess told Oprah that she’s been purposefully dialing back her social presence and insists that she won’t do anymore interviews “for a very long time.” Holy woah–it’s like Lady Gaga took a vow of silence!
“The latest thing I do is I don’t read a damn thing,” explained Gaga. “No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about?’ I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off.”
Good for Gaga if she can actually take a big break from social media and tabloids. I’m not sure whether or not she’ll be able to stick to her word (or, um wordlessness?) but either way, her words of wisdom are making me think about how we all overshare a bit too much. I mean, does the world really need to know my thoughts on absolutely everything via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, text, etc? In my mind–of course they do!–but in reality, there really probably are more important things to focus on than my daily sandwich choice or what I thought of last night’s Pretty Little Liars! Maybe there are some things that should be private, and stay that way. It’s called a personal life for a reason, right? Because it’s not public?
So regardless of how successful Gaga’s mission is, I’m thinking that disengaging from Facebook/Twitter/TV/the Internet (except for this site, DUH!) once in a while would be a pretty rad idea. Maybe I’ll devote every Sunday to a media-free me! Adding a little mystery to my life? I don’t see how that could be a bad idea at all.
Tell me, my girls, could you unplug from all your favorite distractions? Would you even want to? What do you think about Lady Gaga’s vow of silence? Are they words of wisdom, or is she full of hot air? Tell tell tell me everything in the comments.