It's not really GaGa that's being defended here though is it. It's a peson's talent and performance skills that are being defended. In this case it just happens to be Lady GooGoo. I have defended her performance but frankly I have no personal stake in GaGa's life or what she wants to do with it. If she falls of the earth tomorrow I will continue on as usual. I have no interest in defending her but I will defend that performance. There's a huge list of people who I can't stand as performers/musician's for all kinds of reasons, most of them probably quite petty but I always give props when I see true artistic/musical ability regardless of whether they offend my personal tastes.