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Tuesday
Sep252012

Lady Gaga Fights Weight Criticism by Asking Fans to Embrace ‘Flaws’

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga‘s turning the criticism about her weight gain into a tool to help others. Tuesday on her social networking site, LittleMonsters.com, she launched a Body Revolution section to “inspire bravery” and "celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws.’”

She also posted a picture of herself, eyes closed, wearing a bra and panties, with the caption: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.” She’s encouraging her fans to do the same.

“Hey Guys its Gaga,” she wrote. “Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities.”

Hundreds of people responded in the little more than the first four hours that Gaga’s posts went up. One fan wrote, “I LOVE YOU. I have struggled with weight and eating issues my whole life. Your honesty and bravery make [sic] is better and for all of us. You are beautiful -- today, yesterday and tomorrow.”

The 26-year-old pop star made headlines last week after photos of her performing in Amsterdam showed her figure looking fuller than it has in the past. The pop star said recently that she’s gained “like 25 pounds” and is dieting but noted, “I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Apr122012

Lady Gaga Criticized for ‘Pop Singers Don’t Eat’ Twitter Post

PRNewsFoto/Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga was likely joking when she tweeted on Tuesday about eating a salad while secretly craving a cheeseburger, and added the hashtag “#PopSingersDontEat.”  But now, the singer, who’s famous for preaching a message of self-acceptance, finds herself under fire for making that comment.

Many fans reacted negatively to Gaga’s hashtag.  One wrote, “Why would you even promote a message like that? Disgusting that you’d joke about such a serious illness.”  Another added, “I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not, but if not… Wow, that’s an awful example you’re setting.”  Yet another wrote, “what a terrible example your setting miss gaga, RT if you regret saying that!”

There was so much reaction to Gaga’s comment that the National Eating Disorder Association even took notice, posting on its Twitter account, “Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?”  Indeed, at a conference held in February at a California school, Gaga confessed to being bulimic in high school, and told the teen audience, “I’m gonna say this about girls: The dieting wars have got to stop.  Everyone just knock it off.  Because at the end of the day, it’s affecting kids your age -- and it’s making girls sick.”

While some have pointed out that Gaga has expressed the “pop singers don’t eat” idea before in a past interview, others say that Gaga’s frequent tweets about getting drunk probably set a worse example and nobody seems to be getting upset about those.

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