Watching Lady Gaga do the Ice Bucket Challenge may be the most bizarre video you will watch all week. While she is not the first celebrity to take part in this ice bucket dumping event to support ALS, it should come as no surprise that her version of the chilly challenge is the most dramatic.
The Verge reports that Jared Eng of JustJared is the person who issued the challenge to Gaga. In her 15-second Instagram video, Lady Gaga sits silently on a black chair, dressed in a dominatrix-type leather studded bodysuit with her hair in a tight bun. Her lips are covered in matte, black lipstick and her thick, dark eyebrows are rather distracting.
Most people who participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge mention who they nominate to do the challenge, dump the ice on their heads and scream. Not Gaga.
The video shows the “Born This Way” singer holding a large silver bowl full of ice water. She slowly and dramatically dumps it over her head, remaining completely silent throughout the ice dump. Once the bowl is empty, she sits and stares at the camera for what seemed like an eternity.
Instead of speaking, Gaga captioned her post with a list of people she nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. She did not pick President Obama, because he already rejected the idea and made a donation to ALS. Instead, she chose to nominate Adele, Michael Rapino, Vincent Herbert, and Arthur Fogel, who she deems to be “rich people” according to her hashtag.
#IceBucketChallenge #ALS #SharePainShowCompassion I nominate Adele, Michael Rapino, Vincent Herbert, and Arthur Fogel #RichPeople.”
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the buzz on social media for weeks, especially among celebrities. Lady Gaga is one of hundreds of celebs who are taking the challenge and, hopefully, making a sizable donation to an ALS charity.
Over the past few weeks, famous people have been dumping ice water over their heads, including Oprah Winfrey, Ethel Kennedy, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Martha Stewart and Bill Gates.
According to Boston.com, the ALS Association reports that it has raised over $15 million since the Ice Bucket Challenge started in July.
[Image: Lady Gaga Instagram]