Morning Sickness: Kesha on Gay $uicide
According to the internet, Kesha (sorry guys, I really can't bring myself to write it with a dollar sign) wrote her new song "We R Who We R" in the wake of "news that bullying had led to multiple suicides of gay youth". That's nice of her, huh? I can't imagine it could have been easy to write and record the lead single for a super-hyped, major label album in the one month between September (when gay teen suicide started to become a "hot story") and the October release of "We R Who We R". Oh wait, maybe that's because SHE DIDN'T.
Lets take a look at some lyrics:
Hot and dangerous
If you’re one of us, then roll with us
‘Cause we make the hipsters fall in love
And we’ve got hot-pants on enough
And yes of course because we’re running this town just like a club
And no, you don’t wanna mess with us
So bullied teenage gays make hipsters fall in love? And wear hot pants? And run "this town just like a club"? Wait, does anyone run any town like a club? What does that even mean? And gays are dangerous? Is that some kind of AIDs thing? Because, if it is, that's sort of offensive.
We’re dancing like we’re dumb
Our bodies go numb
We’ll be forever young
You know we’re superstars
We are who we are!
"We'll be forever young"? Seriously Kesha? In a song that's (allegedly) about suicide you're gonna go there?
I’m just talkin’ truth
I’m telling you ’bout the shit we do
We’re sellin’ our clothes, sleepin’ in cars
Dressin’ it down, hittin’ on dudes (HARD!)
So gays sell their clothes? And they sleep in cars? And aren't you alienating lesbians a little with the "hittin' on dudes" part?
Now, are we sure we're talking about gays here and you didn't just write another shitty song about partying and then change it at the last minute to get some free promo? Because if you did, then that's kinda awful.