On Tuesday, Gaga tweeted:
“Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay”
The Twitterverse just about exploded with rage directed at the pop mega-star, with users taking particular issue with the “don’t eat” hashtag. Many tweeted that they were “disgusted” and had “lost respect” for the singer.
One fan tweeted:
“You just blatantly endorsed anorexia to over 22 million followers.”
Even the National Eating Disorders Association chimed it, tweeting:
“Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?”
Since then, she’s been an advocate of healthy eating habits, encouraging young girls to cultivate a positive body image.
In February, she spoke at a young women’s conference in L.A., saying, “The dieting wars have got to stop. Everyone just knock it off.”
What do you think? Is Lady Gaga off her rocker, or is everyone just over-reacting?
Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 10, 2012
— Miss (@missxinxgold) April 12, 2012
Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting? ow.ly/adcK3
— NEDA (@NEDAstaff) April 11, 2012
- Lady Gaga Tweets About Not Eating (people.com)
- Lady Gaga Slammed For “Pop Singers Don’t Eat” Tweet (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Lady Gaga Just Tweeted WHAT? (huffingtonpost.com)