Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gaga Does Brando at VMAs

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Pop culture is a funny thing.
Mixing and influencing eachother like one big orgy!

When Gaga got on stage to accept her award for BEST FEMALE VIDEO for Bad Romance at the 2010 MTV VMAs I got a flash back to 1973 when Sacheen Littlefeather refused to accept the Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando for his performance in "The Godfather" at the 45th Annual Academy Awards.

Granted I wasn't born yet but through the magic of the internet Sacheen Littlefeather speech has been imprinted onto my psyche for the past couple years since I first came upon it.

So, when I saw Gaga on stage with feathers in her hair and with a cause, brining up the mistreatment of gay service members, my pop culture mind went back in time to that Oscar night in 1973 when Sacheen Littlefeather brought light to the mistreatment of Native Americans.

YouTube already pulled down Gaga's acceptance speech but here is Sacheen Littlefeather at the Oscars accepting the Oscar for Brando
To watch click HERE

Intersting fact: Brando and Gaga are both Aries.

Also interesting the fact Harry Ried and Gaga seem to be twitting eachother regarding DADT. click HERE.
Makes you wonder what Brando would have twitted if twitter would have existed back then