Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Have you ever heard of David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust? In the 70's a pop star, dressed in makeup and wigs and became a superstar.

Forward to 2008, and what just happened was a young girl named Joanne Stefani Germanotta, who needed to do something that was tested before to guarantee that she would become a superstar.

Lets compare the copyright infringements of David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust and Lady Gaga theft of trademark. This image is iconic.
Lady Gaga Tee

Lady Gaga Lightning bolt


Now lets compare with the original
David Bowie Tee
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust
Note: Lightning bolt

Its clear that Lady Gaga is very unoriginal and is clearly infringing on an icon.

Does this Halloween costume look familiar?

This is not Lady Gaga Haloween Costume.
ziggy clothes only ziggy brest


Miksas said...


It looks like it but I think its a great nod to the Ziggy Stardust phase of D. Bowie unless Lady G's team starts making merchandise.

Derivative? Yes Lady G is, but boy can she work it on stage; much like her muse Ziggy Stardust ;)

Anonymous said...

Lightning bolts have been used by artists or other entities as emblems, symbols, or rubriks in their names and stuff. I still remember the faux documentary hells bells which attributed the use of the lightning bolt symbol as akin to devil worship because the nazis used it as a symbol for their ss force.

Anonymous said...

I'd call it an homage to Bowie, not trademark infringement.

Anonymous said...

Why are you making this out to be some kind of revelation? Lady Gaga makes no effort to hide her Bowie fanaticism. In fact, her name is a combination of the song titles, Bowie's "Lady Stardust" and Queen's "Radio Gaga". As for the lightning bolts, their common to Bowie, the Rocky Horror Picture Show (seriously, look closely) and Marylin Manson. Between the former two, I'm not sure which used it first as it may have been part of the Rocky stage production as well. Regardless, all three are supposed to hint at the Nazi SS symbol (as Ziggy Stardust was supposed to have elements of megalomania).
Anyway, if you don't like her music, don't listen to it, but accusing her of copyright infringement? Give me a break. Like Bowie never stole anything...

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