Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:13am ET by Newsdesk
Jack White clarifies Lady Gaga criticism
Jack White has responded to quotes attributed to the singer that suggest Lady Gaga is purely about image.
As previously reported, the White Stripes man was said to have told Esquire that Gaga is "all image with no meaning behind it" and something that "you can't sink your teeth into".
However, in a lengthy statement posted on his website, White said that his words were taken out of context. He said:
"I'd like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regards to Lady GaGa. I never said anything about her music, or questioned the authenticity of her songs in any way."
White added: "I think journalists should also be held accountable for what they say. Especially publications like the NME who put whatever words they feel like between two quotation marks and play it off as a quote. Maybe somebody with more lawyers can take them to task, but I'll just use the internet and Twitter instead. I also think that kind of tabloid drama encourages artists to not express their opinions in the press, and instead give polite soundbites that don't stimulate thought about creativity and the consumption of art in its many guises."
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