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Incendiary Image of the Day: Sasha Gradiva

No,  the Borg haven’t invaded Los Angeles. Yet. That’s hitherto unknown Russian singer and attention whore Sasha Gradiva wearing a Transformer-like contraption on her right arm at last night’s Grammy Awards. Today Entertainment quotes her stylist, Leonid Gurevich: “The concept behind the weapon accessory was to take ALL the weapons and firearms of the world and use them for artistic purposes only. Not for killing,” he wrote. “Make couture — not war.” OK then. We’re just wondering how she managed when she had to visit the little girls’ room. [h/t]


  1. avatar Joe nobody says:

    Attention whore is right dont give her what she wants and she will disappear

  2. avatar sdog says:

    cool, yet weird, yet possibly normalizing perhaps? we should get lady gaga and Beiber in one of these getups.

  3. avatar Aharon says:

    She’d make a great poster model for a ‘got milk’ ad.

  4. avatar C. Walther says:

    Sorry Gurevich, but I was far too distracted by the forward cannons to even notice the sidearm.

  5. avatar Wes S. says:

    Wow. It’s “the shoulder thing that goes up.”


    1. avatar RuffRidr says:

      LOL! Post of the day right there.

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        There really needs to be an award for post of the month or something. Like a $5 Starbucks gift card. Or an AR, as long as I’m spending Robert’s money.

  6. avatar C. Walther says:

    *sigh* Well, my snarky comment was worth a shot. No hard feelings, admins.

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    Is that her EDC or OWF (only with formalwear)?

  8. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

    Okay, I think the whole contraption is silly. And the overblown thought process behind making it…naive and silly. Half-a$$ed poli-art comments always make me chuckle. But by what metric are you labeling the young lady an attention whore? Can someone really be hitherto unknown and still deserve the demeaning sobriquet attention whore? I realize snark helps drive traffic, but from my viewpoint before you start throwing around offensive labels maybe you ought to establish your justifications?

    1. If posing on the runway at one of the biggest press events of the year wearing something almost as ridiculous as Lady GaGa’s meat dress isn’t a thunderous cry to LOOK AT ME, I’m not sure what is.

      1. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

        Oh, there’s no argument that folks in show business are in the business of being seen, of drawing attention to themselves and being memorable. Being in the public eye is an inherent part of their job. It’s how they make their living.

        No, my argument is with the gratuitous insult that comes about when you tack whore on there. See, I don’t know anything about the girl. And in the absence of any additional information I’m going to assume she’s a young lady who wants to make it in show biz. A young lady who’s going to do like every other person on the red carpet has done, and wear an outfit some designer or stylist put together to get her noticed. I’m not going to use incendiary language like whore because I’m not into snark and gossip.

        The bigger distinction, it’s perfectly appropriate to attack someone’s ideas, or politics. It’s justifiable to question someone’s philosophy or assumptions. It makes sense to parse what people say and question their meaning. But calling someone a whore, even with the qualifier “attention,” just smacks of a condescending superiority and an assumption of the right to make moral choices for other people. I find it distasteful and would like to see TTAG stay out of the gossip rag business.


        1. Like you, I wouldn’t presume to call her whore without the ‘attention’ modifier. Attention whore is a pretty commonly used descriptor and she seems to present a prima facie case. You’re right, they all march on the carpet in their designer gowns. That’s par for the course. The arsenal attached to her arm, though, puts her in an entirely different league as your run-of-the-mill celebrity.

          So I wasn’t attacking her personally, just her actions. Lady Gaga is another made member of the AW sorority just like her idol and role model, Madonna was before her. And the syndrome is by no means confined to women. There’s an extensive fraternity as well.

      2. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

        The filters keep snagging my comments. Is there a moderation process in place and I should just remain patient…or do I need to make a note each time it occurs?

        1. Sorry. Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason as to what the spam filter snags. Best to just be patient. We check it periodically and release the non-spammy goodness.

        2. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

          No issues, it happens. I can be patient since I know somebody will get to it, in time.

  9. avatar Aharon says:

    “The concept behind the weapon accessory was to take ALL the weapons and firearms of the world and use them for artistic purposes only. Not for killing,”

    Artists can be airheads. Would the model and her stylist be opposed to anyone firing a gun killing an attacker to defend their lives? Murder is wrong. Using weapons to commit crimes is wrong. Using weapons in a defensive killing to protect the innocent is justifiable and moral.

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