Yesterday, the New York Times published a column by senior staff editor Lindsay Crouse about the understandably surreal experience of finding out that her ex is dating Lady Gaga after the couple posted a photo together on Instagram. As someone whose daily life is a mad-cap scramble for #content — See: My 800 posts dedicated to The John McCain’s Orgasm Shrieking Banshee Hour — I am definitely not going to slight anyone for writing about a pretty notable experience. I mean, if one of my exes started dating someone famous, setting off an intricate network of alerts that I’ll deny exists in court, you better believe I’ll throw words about at you.
Anyway, Crouse’s piece was a fun and potentially aspirational journey that examines fame, self-improvement, and how we’re all caught in a social media bear trap that’s rotting us from the inside. Via HuffPost:
It’s natural for people to compare themselves to their exes’ new partners, she wrote, but “how do you compare yourself to Lady Gaga?”
Although first feeling confounded by the concept, Crouse soon shifted her perception to see this comparison in a flattering light, she said.
“Lady Gaga is amazing. Comparing yourself with her is incredibly motivational, and I recommend you try it, regardless of how you relate to who’s dating her.”
Crouse highlighted the singer’s achievements and advocacy campaigns as the “ambitious life that we keep saying women should embrace,” realizing that, in comparing herself to her, it motivated her to step outside her own comfort zone.
Long story short, absolutely nothing about the column screams, “Holy shit, this is just like Meghan McCain!” Unless, of course, you are Meghan McCain, then obviously it’s just like your life because everything is when you view it through a mayo jar lens between shots both gun and Jell-O.
From The Daily Beast:
“I read the article and I thought it was so tacky and so trashy and I really hate that she’s exploiting Lady Gaga’s new love,” McCain groused.
Noting that she follows Gaga on all her social-media platforms, the conservative co-host said it appears that the famed artist appears to be “happy with this guy.”
And, naturally, this then prompted McCain to turn it back to her own past relationships.
“I also have a little experience with being the more famous one in the relationship and having exes freak out when they found out they’re dating you,” McCain stated, adding: “When I was dating my husband and it became public, one of his ex-girlfriends was not happy about it at all.”
“I don’t like any of this,” she concluded.
I’m going to be upfront here. I don’t have any political bon mot about this whole conversation. Like presumably most of you, I’m just here to bask in Meghan McCain finding unbelievably petty ways to make everything about her because I’ll always be an old gossip hound at heart.
That said, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that the husband she’s talking about is Ben Domenech, the plagiarist turned publisher of The Federalist, a transphobic, pro-Trump, piece of shit website. The same Domenech who recently thought it’d be dope and cool to gloat about getting rich as f**k off of slavery. OH YUP.
I wasn’t ready for Megan cCain’s husband to gloat about inheriting wealth from slavery. pic.twitter.com/D0V6NGagBG— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) February 27, 2020
Was finding an excuse to embed this tweet the real Meghan McCain column all along? Uh, yes, totally. Let’s definitely say I planned this and didn’t come up with it five seconds ago. You know me, always thinking
about Meghan ahead.
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