In a SXSW performance sponsored by Doritos, Lady Gaga trotted out some new tricks in a tired attempt to be provocative and "daring." First, her performance included a woman seductively eating barbequed sausage, which is cool; BBQ forever. Then things took a sharp turn NOPE-wards: Gaga had another woman come on stage and force herself to vomit neon green liquid onto her chest. Seriously?
The vomiting starts around 2:00; as you can see, the woman holds her hair back and shoves her fingers down her throat and then proceeds to throw up on Lady Gaga.
This is apparently some kind of artistic collaboration with Millie Brown, a "vomit painter." However, regardless of artistic intent, the stunt comes across as supremely insensitive and totally ill-advised — especially since Lady Gaga has publicly opened up about her struggle with bulimia and anorexia. Having a woman in a sexy costume purge on stage in the middle of a concert is a really gross thing to do: it comes across (to me, at least) as making light of — if not glorifying — eating disorders.