BANGKOK, THAILAND—Seems everyone's bashing Lady Gaga lately.
First, Madonna dissed her implying "Born This Way" was just an "Express Yourself" ripoff.
Gaga was hurt, but chose to shake it off, telling her Little Monsters in New Zealand, "There's no need to put people down. I don't feel good making people feel bad about themselves or bonking them or bonking their work."
Then she was whacked in the head with a metal pole while singing "Judas" in Auckland. Was it God's wrath? Probably not since, even with a concussion, she did sixteen more songs before leaving the stage.
Muslim protests forced her to cancel a concert in Jakarta, but Indonesian Little Monsters celebrated her anyway with a flash-mob tribute that brought her to tears when she saw it on YouTube.
Now Thailand's Culture Ministry has filed a police complaint saying Gaga's concert in Bangkok was "offensive" and "inappropriate." She rode her motorcycle piano onstage with the Thai flag tied to the back, wearing a black string bikini outfit. The government called it disrespectful to the fifty thousand fans who showed up. But from the way they cheered and applauded, they didn't seem to mind.
She had already cheesed Thai officials off when she arrived in their country and tweeted: "I just landed in Bangkok baby!... I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex." It seems the Thais don't like folks to highlight their seedy side.
Gaga has not responded to the Thai complaints yet, but even if she doesn't, it won't matter. At this point she's like teflon-- problems seem to bounce right off. With sold out concerts all over the world, 25 million Twitter followers and a new album dropping in September, what can she say? She was "born this way!"