• Wed, May 2 2012

Gallery: Ke$ha Juggalizes The American Flag In V Magazine

As the self-proclaimed queen of garbage chic, Ke$ha is not the first person you’d expect to see on the cover of a high fashion glossy like V. Nonetheless, she’s the cover story of the summer 2012 “Americana” issue, which I enjoyed reading as I actually think Ke$ha’s pretty okay. I’m not a huge fan of her music, but she seems to have a sense of humor about herself and an impish impulse to undercut the traditional “sexy pop star” archetype at every turn, which seems vaguely subversive in a way that’s age appropriate for her teen fans. As such, she (and her makeup artist) managed to take the majestic flag of our great nation and transmogrify it into something vaguely crass, kitschy and Juggalo-esque, demonstrating the ultimate hollowness of the American dream, or something.

(Via Popdust)

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  • Lemona

    I’ve finally figured out who her face reminds me of –Corey Haim. The last picture was my “eureka” moment. Thank you, Jamie.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      OH MY GOD

  • Eileen

    Was the article any good? (I adore Ke$ha, partly because her music is fun for dancing and working out, but mostly because she sounds intelligent, funny, and not too impressed with herself. I am glad she bailed on Barnard and let the world have her)

  • Ashley Cardiff

    Um, Lemona’s uncanny insight aside, I think this is kind of the best she’s ever looked. I guess that’s Inez & Vinoodh for you.