Lady Gaga Starts a Body Revolution
I'm sure you have heard by now that Lady Gaga has gained 25lbs. The media has been mocking her weight gain by renaming her popular hits. For example, "Porker Face" just to give you an idea. She isn't hiding her new curves and she's certainly not ashamed! Today, she posted half naked photos of herself on Facebook and labeled them "2013 Body Revolution".
Lady Gaga posted this message on her website:
I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly. Seeing you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society tells you you should be ashamed of. You are showing them you have no shame. You are brave, strong, and accepting not only of yourself, but of others through your experiences. You are proud to be born this way, and brave in your vulnerability with this community. Watching you all create a safe space online for people to be compassionate is the greatest gift you could ever give me. My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have. My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well. Please don't look for kindness in critics, go where you know the gold is. Here, in out hearts.
It is so sad to me to see the media acting like Lady Gaga is severely overweight. I've seen the photos and Gaga is far from "fat". I'm afraid to see how Gaga's Little Monsters will react to her being criticized. So many people, young girls especially, look up to Gaga. When they hear the media saying that Lady Gaga is overweight, how are they going to feel about themselves?! I'm so disgusted to see someone of her physique being criticized in this way. The media is completely warping the idea of what a healthy woman should be!
How do you feel about the way Lady Gaga is being criticized?