In a severe case of pot calling the kettle black, Jack White has claimed that Lady Gaga is all style and no substance.
Showing a distinct lack of self-awareness, the former White Stripes frontman, who has built a career on painstakingly dressing like a throwback from the 50s rock n’ roll era, questioned the authenticity of the ‘Bad Romance‘ star in an interview with Esquire:
“I don’t think she lives it because it’s all artifice. It’s all image with no meaning behind it.
“You can’t sink your teeth into it. It’s a sound bite. It’s very of this age, because that’s what people want. They want a Twitter line, a jpeg, an MP3.”
Continuing to sound like the kind of granddad figure who reckons everything was better in the good old days, the pale-faced 37-year-old also took a pot shot at the wider celebrity culture:
“The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator.
“‘Hey, I’m a guy just like you. I like a beer, a football game’. Especially in reality television, you’ll see people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that.”
“Twitter is the most perfect example of modern living. I think the only people who should have [Twitter accounts] are comedians. Because it’s all about one-liners.”
Having witnessed the horror that is The Only Way Is Essex Live the other night then it’s difficult to disagree with his first point, but still, he might want to lighten up a bit.