I am the first to admit that Lady Gaga is simply genius and her world wide appeal is a phenomenon that man will never understand.
However, and there is a HUGE however, it really should be against the law to take Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” re-do the lyrics and use it as a stunt to draw attention to hotel workers in San Francisco who are “fighting to win a fair contract and affordable healthcare.”
What do they want?! A boycott!
And how are they gonna get it?! By cleverly changing “Bad Romance” to “Bad Hotel!”
Not only is this simply embarrassing to watch, but the lyrics are incredibly juvenile. Yes, I know, it takes courage, bravery, and blah blah blah to perform this in front of oh, I don’t know, the five people in the lobby, but surely there are more effective ways to get things done – like umm, actually organizing the workers.
The flashmob was organized by LGBTQ activists who hope to also educate people that will be flocking to San Francisco in June for Pride. A suggestion: why not list the hotels that you want people to boycott on your website? I visited, and no information was available. Just a blog post on your video. Good job there.
If I had the power, I would revoke the organizers Castro District credentials, because there are little monsters (Gaga’s fans) all over the world right now crying over this horrible rendition of “Bad Romance” – myself included.
Sadly, this gets a giant FAIL in my book of organizing techniques. And yes, I do in fact have a book.
To learn more about the actual boycott, the workers and the hotels you should avoid: