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- Posted on May 10th 2010 12:45PM by Carter Maness
"I'm mystified by the laziness of people looking at how she presents herself and somehow assuming that implies there's a high level of intelligence in the songwriting," Newsom said. "Her approach to image is really interesting, but you listen to the music and you just hear glow sticks. Smart outlets for musical journalism give her all this credit, like she's the new Madonna ... Although I'm coming from a perspective of also thinking Madonna is not great at all. I'm like, fair enough: she is the new Madonna, but Madonna's a dumbass!"
Even Newsom knew that she had thrown down the gauntlet and the blogosphere would come calling. She issued a clarification that tried to refine her stance but continued to mock Gaga and her crazy outfits. At one point, she even referred to the pop sensation as "Arty Spice."
As for Madonna, Newsom wasn't so quick to apologize. She felt bad for calling Madge a dumbass, but that's about as far as she's pulling back on her harsh criticism.
"I shouldn't have called Madonna a dumbass," continued Newsom. "Her music and she have just gotten so boring to me, this last decade. I think maybe she doesn't hold her money very gracefully, the way some people can't hold their drink. But one thing she is surely not is dumb."