Listen, I know for most of our readers, who are largely LGBT middle and high school kids wanting to know they’re not the only ones who feel Lady Gaga and her ilk are totally alienating—this music criticism conversation feels like a bunch of Inside Baseball with no relevance to real life. So if we have completely lost you by getting sidetracked in this, here is the upshot:
There will always be people who tell you it’s not worth caring about how the stuff you consume is made—from music, to clothes, to food, to cell phones, etc. There will always be people who tell you the stuff that comes from giant corporations is really just the same as stuff that comes from stuff that’s made by little guys, and you’re stupid and naive if you argue that it matters to you. We are saying YOU ARE NOT STUPID AND YOU ARE NOT NAIVE IF IT MATTERS TO YOU.
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