So, given all this talk about acceptance, you’d think there would be nothing her Ladyship can’t tolerate. But you’d be wrong: whatever you do, don’t call her an icon.
“I believe it takes a lot of time. The definition of iconography is repetition of imagery, I haven’t been around long enough yet. Give me at least 10 more years.”
Lady Gaga is a repetition of imagery from Madonna, David Bowie, Grace Jones, and Gargamel. By her own definition, I think it’s safe to call her an icon now.