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FASHION SMACKDOWN: Lady Gaga Slams Cathy Horyn, Praises Tavi

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In the newest issue of V magazine, Lady Gaga has penned a column wherein she inexplicably tries to take down the New York Times' fashion critic Cathy Horyn—one of the most spot-on, respected, and knowledgeable fashion writers in the world.

Gaga writes:

In the age of the Internet, when collections and performances are so accessible to the public and anyone can post a review on Facebook or Twitter, shouldn’t columnists and reviewers, such as Cathy Horyn, employ a more modern and forward approach to criticism, one that separates them from the average individual at home on their laptop?
Gaga then goes on to elevate teen blogger Tavi Gevinson over Horyn—commending Gevinson's "prodigious and well-written blog" and going on to snipe:
Why do we harp on the predictability of the infamous fashion critic? When did the pretense of fashion become more important than its influence on a generation? Why have we decided that one person’s opinion matters more than anyone else’s?
· Gaga vs. Horyn [WWD]