Lady Gaga is a native New Yorker, but one New York City official doesn't think she's a good role model for young people. In fact, at an event on Monday, he publicly branded her a "slut."
According to the Staten Island Advance, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro appeared at a launch event for a program called Tackling Youth Substance Abuse, at which he displayed photos of Gaga onstage in Amsterdam last week, sparking up a joint. Marijuana use is legal in Amsterdam. The words "Stop glorifying drug use in the media" appeared with the photos.
Molinaro said, "We have to understand that there's a tremendous influence with our youth, which I didn't have as a youth. And there's the influence right there," he said, pointing to the photos of Gaga. "There's Gaga. Here's this...this...I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children...and it's right to do. It's fine, it's part of it," he added sarcastically.
Molinaro continued, "My niece has two daughters, 12 and 14, [and] they love this woman. Why? Why?"
The borough president went on to berate "actresses, actors and ballplayers" who "use drugs as if it's nothing," adding, "We shouldn't praise them. We shouldn't honor them. We should really hit them. We should hit the sponsors that she has...where her millions of dollars come [from]."
He added, "To me, she's not an actress, she's a slut...in the pure meaning of the word." It's unclear if he was referring to Gaga with that particular comment, since she's not an actress.
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