Now that Lady Gaga has emerged from seclusion to promote her new album, accusations she’s biting off another artist have surfaced again. Mother Monster teased ARTPOP with a promo photo of herself wearing what looks like a full-face sneeze guard. But as odd as the image is, it’s not exactly original: Paws Down Little Monsters, a sort of anti-Gaga tumblr posted this image from Munich Machine, a 1970s disco project from legendary producer Giorgio Moroder.
Of course Gaga is insisting ARTPOP is really a reverse-Warholian project, bringing art to pop culture instead of vice versa. But do you think the Little Monsters will care that their queen is lifting from geniuses who have come before her?
They haven’t so far.