For a reason that is yet to be made apparent, a Twitter user has inspired the internet to contrast pictures of Lady Gaga with various Pokémon creatures in this viral thread. It sounds a bit left-of-field but clearly this guy was onto something. A lot of Gaga’s outfits bare an uncanny resemblance to the characters from the video game.
It’s quite odd to come across a viral thread devoid of words. In fact, it seems people are taking it so seriously that no one has even stopped to admire the particularly funny contrasts, like this one:
Perhaps the complete radio silence from the thread is actually due to the fact that no one is actually phased by the fact that Gaga has looked like Pokémon before.
In her documentary, Five Foot Two, Gaga asserted that her odd fashion choices were born out of a desire to hold onto her own autonomy in a manipulative and image-centred industry. But there’s no denying her “shock factor” fashion sense was also a strategic move to rise to fame.
I guess the irony in this thread is that no one is shocked anymore. Perhaps that’s why Gaga radically toned down her vibe for her most recent album, Joanne.
Thousands of Twitter users are either contributing to or encouraging the making of this glorious, communal meme. So without further ado, here are some of the best. As it turns out, Gaga has a lot more in common with these Pokémon than just their looks:
Oricorio, the Pokémon, has the unique power to transform into various, brightly coloured bird forms. Just like Gaga, whose lewks rotate more than a revolving door.
The similarities between Gaga and this poison Pokémon are pretty clear: their style could be described as “extra” at the very least. Apparently, the Pokémon attacks with a dancer-like elegance and uses hidden whips covered in poisonous thorns. It’s basically what Gaga would be in Pokémon form.
I’ll be honest with you: it’s hard to find a connection between Gaga and this bug-type Pokémon. Apparently, it spews toxic acid when it senses danger: a typical response for anyone who’s glanced at Gaga’s hideous hat. Maybe that’s what she was going for.
Did Gaga steal Eevee’s entire vibe here? Eevee is one of Pokémon’s OG creatures. Apparently, it possesses a power that allows it to “sense” its opponent’s next move. It’s a bit like Gaga, who rose to fame by sensing what type of persona the world desperately craved: a bold, unapologetic woman.
Apparently, Gaga’s entire vibe is this electric pokemon. As we saw in her documentary Five Foot Two, Gaga is a self-led woman who basically calls the shots. Apparently, Jolteon’s “high-strung” nature makes it difficult to train. Sounds about right.
As a society, we’ve evolved since the early 2000s, when that picture of toasted bread resembling Jesus Christ went viral. But bless the Internet for churning out this content-even in the most dismal of times.