Lady Gaga Is Banned From China But Her Chinese Fans Are Pissed About Her ‘House of Gucci’ Oscar Snub
Lady Gaga had a banner year in 2021, expanding her cosmetics brand and working on a plethora of new and exciting projects. Most notably, Lady Gaga appeared in famed director Ridley Scott’s latest film, Gucci House. In the film, the singer and actor plays Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of the heir to the Gucci fashion house, Maurizio Gucci. Lady Gaga has received acclaim from fans and critics alike for her work in Gucci Houseand for some fans, the fact that she wasn’t nominated for an Oscar because of the film is a major affront.
Lady Gaga gave everything for her role in ‘House of Gucci’
Lady Gaga devoted a lot of time and energy to her performance in Gucci House. Not only did the actress completely immerse herself in the character of Patrizia Reggiani, speaking with an Italian accent for nine straight months, but she also underwent an impressive physical transformation. She decided that to accurately portray the real woman she needed to put on some weight, so she ate extra pasta and bread for several months.
Lady Gaga opened up in a recent interview, detailing her process for the film: “My mum and dad have met me as Patrizia a few times. And they were laughing mostly because my family loves my love of film. As Lady Gaga worked on the film, she discovered the downside of fully immersing herself in a character, stating “there’s a downside to committing to a role that way because it’s a fit for everyone around you. So you don’t talk to Stefani with an accent anymore. You’re talking to Patrizia Gucci.
Chinese Fans Are Upset Lady Gaga Wasn’t Nominated For ‘House Of Gucci’ Oscars
Lady Gaga received critical acclaim for her performance in Gucci House, including earning a BAFTA Award nomination, a Golden Globe Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. However, she was not honored with an Oscar nomination, which infuriated a few fans. According to Insider, following the unveiling of the Oscar nominations, fans in China immediately took to social media to protest the snub.
Insider reports that a fan wrote, “What were the Oscars thinking? His performance was incredible. I ‘Gucci’ for you. The message is all the more inspiring because Gucci sounds like the Mandarin word for crying. Other social media users were also inflamed, with another fan writing “The Oscars are not worthy of Queen Gaga. She doesn’t need it.
Why is Lady Gaga banned from China?
Lady Gaga’s support from her Chinese fans is rather surprising, given that, according to Insider, the singer has been officially banned from China since 2016. She was first banned from China in 2011, for having “bad taste and vulgar content and then again in 2016, after Lady Gaga met with the Dalai Lama to discuss a wide range of topics, from suicide to yoga. Business Insider reports that the Dalai Lama has been exiled from the communist country of China since 1959, so his meeting with the spiritual leader was viewed very negatively by Chinese leaders.
Lady Gaga was also removed from some entertainment content in the years following her ban, including being excluded from the Friends reunion special airing on HBO Max. Despite the fact that the Chinese authorities do not like Lady Gaga, it seems that many fans in the country support her, through it all.
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