Lady Gaga gained twenty-five pounds. She gained the weight and then talked about it and then posted a picture of herself in a bra and knickers asked her “little monsters” to accept themselves as they are. She stood there baring her extra twenty-five pounds saying she was starting a “body revolution.” Every said it was a brave step and a powerful message. Me? I say ‘horseshit’.
Gaga said she was responding to general “criticism of her weight” but I hadn’t heard anything until she brought it up. Then I watched a video from “The Today Show” that said she was known for showing off her “toned body in music videos and in revealing costumes.” I was watching as they showed clips from “Born this Way” and yeah, Gaga had some nice toned abs … most of which were due to awesome contouring by her makeup team. Yes, ladies and gentleman – abs can be faked. I’m not saying she wasn’t toned, but what I am saying is that she was never that defined. That came from makeup. I’ve seen her on the beach in a bikini and those lines aren’t there in real life. So then I toggled to the pictures she posted of her “weight gain” and I gotta say … she looks better with the weight. Her boobs are fuller, her hips more round, her tummy still relatively flat, and her face is full and healthy. How is this a revolution and brave step when you’re doing what you’re “supposed” to be doing anyway?
If she hadn’t had said anything, I never would’ve known she gained weight. Why is twenty-five pounds on a underweight frame a big deal? She was clearly too small. Now she’s clearly healthy … since she’s not panicking about being healthy, lets throw her a parade!
Gaga is a strange creature. I find all this “Haus of Gaga” and “it’s performance art” a load of bull. You’re a pop star. You sample beats from other pop stars and you team up with industry professionals and work a winning formula. Congrats, really.
She tells this “hard-knocks” story about how she was at the bottom and on drugs and so depressed she wasn’t making it. Gaga went to the same school as Paris Hilton. Gaga comes from money. I’ve said it to Kid Rock and I’ll say it about Gaga—I don’t respect you for throwing away opportunity and slumming it so you can have a better story to tell to Diane Sawyer.
I understand depression and self-sabotage, and I understand running away from your family. I don’t understand denying that you came from wealth and life was easy but you made it hard. I don’t think you deserve accolades for making things harder for yourself.
I love that she embraces her “little monsters” and empowers them to accept themselves as they are, but in those pictures of her and her twenty-five extra pounds, she’s got full makeup on. Clearly, Gaga is human and has some insecurity issues. To be honest, I’m surprised she can even see her “little monsters” from that high horse she’s on.
This act, this performance, this fake put-on personality is old and tired. Just sing your pop songs, and save the performance for the stage, OK?