Lady Gaga: 'Telephone' Video Is 'Groundbreaking'


Lady Gaga is speaking out in defense of her hotly debated "Telephone" video.

The video, which depicts images of murder and homosexuality, has drawn widespread commentary from detractors, including a Christian group called the Culture Campaign. In a recent radio interview, however, the singer argues that the video works to broaden awareness of gay and bisexual rights.

"There are transsexual women and transgender women and suddenly it becomes poisonous and something else because there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice," the bisexual singer said in the interview. "It's not a choice, we're born this way. That's why for me this video is groundbreaking because it has one foot in the art community and one foot in the commercial world."

Lady Gaga is currently on the Australian leg of her Monster Ball tour.

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