Thursday, October 13, 2011

GaGa GooGoo No-No

Lady GaGa has moved a step closer to crushing all the joy and wonder out of the world by running to the courts to have Lady Goo-Goo injuncted.

Goo-Goo is a parody of GaGa produced as part of the Moshi Monsters world; there's a video and were plans for a parody single, Peppy-razi. But that's all stopped now:

Lady Gaga's injunction bans the company from "promoting, advertising, selling, distributing or otherwise making available to the public The Moshi Dance or any musical work or video that purports to be performed by a character by the name of Lady Goo Goo, or that otherwise uses the name Lady Goo Goo or any variant thereon".
GaGa already has form for this po-faced attempt to shut down parody: Weird Al Jankovich had to shame her in public in order to get Perform This Way out.

There's a slim argument that the person who put all the work coming up with the ideas that go into making Lady GaGa should have a say over what is done with those ideas, of course. But up until now Madonna has remained pretty relaxed about what GaGa is doing with them.