While BBC's EastEnders are busy reshooting scenes for 'Lucas' (they thought pending scenes involving him kidnapping and murdering a prostitute were a bit too emulative of recent events involving Stephen Griffiths), and while ITV's Corrie bosses pull episodes depicting Tony's siege last night, and the night before, due to the horrific happenings in Cumbria (custome built set or no custom built set) - no one told Lady GaGa to tone down her stage set a smidge. Funny that.
The Sun reports: "The oddball singer pretended to be killed and eaten in front of thousands of schoolkids. Snarling male dancers dressed in black grabbed her from behind as she strutted in a low-cut basque. One then bit into her neck, sending fake blood gushing down her chest. The US star, 24, then writhed in the gore before slumping down in a death pose. The stunt shocked many of the 15,000 fans at the MEN Arena in Manchester. It came days after so-called Crossbow Cannibal Stephen Griffiths was charged with murdering three prostitutes in Bradford, West Yorks. And on the same day, crazed cabbie Derrick Bird shot dead 12 people in Cumbria. Fan Lydia Haines, 24, said: 'I'm a huge fan but was shocked like everyone else. It was sick, especially after what happened in Bradford and Cumbria. It was just over the top and gory.' A mum who took her 14-year-old daughter to the show said: 'I'm absolutely sickened at what I saw. We know Lady GaGa is not exactly mainstream for all the family, but she crossed the line this time. It was extremely tasteless to see her pretend to be attacked in such a gory way, especially in front of kids.' Lynn Costello, of Mothers Against Violence, said: 'I wouldn't let any child of mine go to see Lady GaGa'."
D'you know what, neither would I. Not due to the possibility of gore writhing, but because I belive children's entertainers should wear pants. Call me old fashioned, but there you have it.