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Lady Gaga Goes Panda in Japan: VIDEO


Lady Gaga has decided she's a panda in Japan, appearing on the Japanese talk show Sukkiri on Tuesday:

Gaga appeared wearing a black-and-white dress, with her hair done up in two buns and her eye makeup painted in two panda-like circles. "I really like pandas," she told the hosts of her look, adding, "pandas have paws, and I always tell my fans to put their paws up. I've been eating a lot of bamboo this week," she joked. (Shortly after the appearance, the singer even began referring to herself as Gagapanda on Twitter.)

Gaga also responded to charges she was profiting from inflated shipping fees on the Japanese tsunami relief bracelets she designed:

"This misguided lawsuit is without merit and unfortunately takes attention away from the kind deeds of the fans around the world who are supporting  the people of Japan," said rep Holly Shakoor. "The entire $5 donation made with the purchase of each bracelet is going to support the disaster relief.  No profit is being made on shipping costs. Sales tax charges were made in accordance with local legal requirements. Lady Gaga has personally pledged  her own funds to this cause and continues to support the victims of the disaster." 

In other Gaga news, she's now on Tumblr, and a performance on the French show Taratara aired yesterday.

Watch it, and the Japanese talk show Sukkiri, AFTER THE JUMP...

Taratara performance:

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  1. Gaga must either be unaware that the Panda is a national symbol of CHINA or unaware of the horrendous history, and continuing deep animosity between, Japan and China.

    I'm a big Gaga fan but this was actually pretty insensitive.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jun 29, 2011 8:03:57 AM

  2. Loved the french performance of hair, GaGa and a piano are perfection, the panda, not so much.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jun 29, 2011 8:08:30 AM

  3. WOW! I'd seen this Hair performance before but not the little convo beforehand w/ the show's host where he asks her to speak some French.

    So it seems her French translation of Hair was done extemporaneously. A MA ZING.

    Posted by: redball | Jun 29, 2011 8:24:49 AM

  4. Isn't the panda a Chinese cultural icon? The Chinese and the Japanese have some issues with each other? Is Gaga insane?

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Jun 29, 2011 8:47:48 AM

  5. Jeez, if she's gonna appropriate relentlessly from a culture, you'd think she would do her homework first about what is actually representative of said culture... But I guess none of that is really important to the cultural imperialist, so long as it's accentuating her wardrobe. People will surely leave their Chris Crocker style whines about how she should be immune from criticism, but she shouldn't be, and she is not. The insincerity is mindboggling

    Posted by: Jesus | Jun 29, 2011 9:09:52 AM

  6. Uh, Tampazeke, get over it.

    She went to a private school in Manhattan that requires students learn French.

    Posted by: Shane | Jun 29, 2011 9:52:33 AM

  7. Dang, well, she's kept up her French even still. Cuz I learned French in h.s., and now it's pffffft. :)

    Posted by: redball | Jun 29, 2011 10:02:24 AM

  8. She's a freak that just wants some publicity. She can't even get that right. I'm surprised people consider her an icon when we have a lot of others that actually do some good for our community. Gaga just wants to sell music and will suck you dry by patronizing you.

    Posted by: RBearSAT | Jun 29, 2011 10:50:38 AM

  9. This is just more evidence that American schools don't teach his or geography.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 29, 2011 1:43:12 PM

  10. Hi Andy,
    The name of the french show is Taratata


    Posted by: Buffy | Jun 29, 2011 3:52:47 PM

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