Lady Gaga's YouTube page suspended: Who's to blame?


Fans who looked to get their regular dose of Mother Monster on Youtube received a pretty harsh message today when they tried to catch a clip on the site: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s Copyright Policy.” Yikes.

So why has Lady Gaga‘s page been put on ice? Apparently, it’s all due to a recent performance she had on Japanese TV.

Time Out Tokyo reports that Gaga’s official YouTube account was suspended because, without proper permission, the pop diva (or her handlers, rather) posted her performance on Fuji TV’s SMAP x SMAP—which is a legal no-no. That led to Media Interactive Inc. requesting the footage be taken down on Tuesday for copyright infringement.

In it, she sings several cuts from her latest album, Born This Way. Gaga’s been quiet about the Youtube suspension so far. But she did tweet about her excitement for the SMAP show airing a few days back writing, “My performance+cooking show appearance on SMAP SMAP is airing now in Japan. Kawaii Monsters!”

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  • Binky

    This news has ruined my day. Is there a fund we can donate to in order to help Gaga get her YouTube back ??

    • Tori867

      Yes, Binky, because she obviously needs your money to get her YouTube page back.

      • He was being sarcastic

        You moron

  • sv

    I don’t know why I think this is funny, but I do. What will the Little Monsters do without their Mother’s YouTube page? Tragedy.

    • Woot

      Listen to her music that we already bought? Or listen to something else. Not all us little monsters are pathetic and constantly need to be listening to her. I think we will be okay.

  • Rob

    It’s not exactly BREAKING NEWS that Gaga or her handlers did something without the proper permission. They think they can do whatever they want, say whatever they want and have the world bow to Gaga’s latest attention whoring outfit. I say it’s a good day.

    • True Blue

      And yet, you stay tuned to her “attention-whoring” ways. So it’s clearly VERY effective, because even her detractors seem to love following her every move.

      • Or Maybe

        Rob thinks he has the right to make a comment, whether it’s positive or negative. It’s hard not to “follow” her every move when she’s in the news every day.

      • True Blue

        @ Or Maybe:

        Right, but I’m sure Rob can avoid reading about her when he goes on the internet. And he can change the station when he’s confronted with her on TV or radio. See, if you genuinely dislike a celebrity to the point that you feel they’re overexposed, then you usually go out of your way to ignore them. Which means not commenting on their articles. Otherwise it defeats the purpose of complaining about it.

      • Or Maybe

        The purpose of complaining is to let people know how you feel. You’re still denying people the right to express their dissatisfaction with a particular person, show, review, or whatever.

    • windrider2

      Name ONE ARTIST that doesn’t market his/her work in all available media. JUST ONE. They’re not in the business of staying secret and anonymous. If you weren’t actively seeking out all the coverage you can find on Gaga so you can whine about it, you wouldn’t be bothered by her ‘attention-whoring’ outfits or anything else. It’s YOUR choice, it’s YOUR consequence, so man up and deal.

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  • rapheal

    well, this does’nt come easy

  • True Blue

    So she got her account suspended because she uploaded a copyrighted performance… of herself. Okay, then.

  • PeterBilt

    I blame common sense

  • Krystal

    Blue armpit hair though?

    • Naja haje

      Sure, why not? Does it conflict with the rest of her trashy outfit?

      • Krystal


  • Cameron Johnson

    That is idiotic. Is it her songs and her content? Yes!

    • serenyty

      but the TV show it was on is Fuji TV’s content, and they have the rights to it. So they can decide what to do with it.

    • Blonde South

      What if they wanted to put it on their youtube page instead? It’s on their show, so technically that particular performance is their content.

  • Jim

    Can we keep her from coming back to the U.S. too?

    • JimmyH

      I’ll sign that petition!

    • windrider2

      Too late. She’s already back. I guess you’ll just have to go on seeking out every bit of Gaga-related content everywhere just so you can whine about it. #Loser

      • Sam

        Hey Windy,

        You seem to be searching out anything critical of Gaga…so in other words, your a hypocrite. BTW, your even worse…comments on Gaga are legit since she’s always in the news but YOU attacking the comments people make is pretty darn juvenile. I guess in your Gaga world, no one can comment on her songs, outfits, or quotes?? I hope you don’t go on social media, your head would explode. Grow up and pay some rent to your parents.

  • windrider2

    It’s a pretty strange world when an artist can post her own work on YouTube and get suspended for copyright violation. I hope the SMAP show doesn’t mind losing a lot of future consumers of their internet content. I sure won’t be watching them ever again. What morons!

    • Blonde South

      Did you ever actually watch SMAP in the first place?

  • Get rid of her

    Is there a way to suspend her from the music business? God she’s annoying

    • Pink95

      Is there a way to suspend you from the ew comment board? God you’re annoying. #Getalife

      • Sam

        Obviously you missed one of Gaga’s endless sermons…no censorship. Why does criticism of Mother make you all go Mel Gibson? What DID you do with your lives before she landed from her egg…er…vessel?

  • YES

    Suspend that ugly face for a while next.

  • Sarah

    Paypal Lady G here: Pinkarella7 at Gmail dot com!

  • Tony

    This is a not a true story…..if it was true, Madonna would have done copyright violations first, then and only then would Lady Gaga do it.

  • Keith

    Nice pit hair!

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