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Lady Gaga Makes Light Of Eating Disorders With #PopSingersDontEat Tweet

Some of Lady Gaga’s 22 million followers are angry with her for making light of eating disorders after she tweeted about eating healthy instead of pigging out with the hashtag #PopSingersDontEat.

Mother Monster has talked about having bulimia in high school before, so perhaps she thinks she has the cred to joke about anorexia.

After all, Twitter hashtags can give the writer liscense to be offensive without really meaning it.

But a lot of young girls and gay men suffer from eating disorders, folks who read thinspiration blogs and might tweet tips on how to be as impossibly skinny at  #PopSingersDontEat.

Since she took that “vow of silence,” we guess she won’t be defending herself to the media anytime soon.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Apr 12, 2012
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  • 25 Comments
    • ChrisC
      ChrisC

      Creating a story when there isn’t one. Nice. And she clearly does eat, she said she was eating a salad, that’s hardly saying “I’m not eating today since I want to be thin”. Also, where are these “some” followers who are angry? Links? Your Gaga bashing is pathetic. How does it feel to know that a girl who is likely lying about her LGBT status is doing more for out community than you will ever do? Sit down.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 7:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Not a fan of hers, but this is just sad.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 7:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      Oh please such bullshit, utter made up bullshit. Nothing was said about an eating disorder.

      Anyone on a fitness program would skip the cheeseburger for a salad. And for gay men, no salad just a protein shake.

      It’s not like she said:

      Just had a cheeseburger, gonna go do back to back spin classes.

      Or just did back to back spin classes, still feel fat, gonna have a salad instead of a cheeseburger.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      As a vegetarian what is wrong with a salad? it is much healthier than a cheeseburger and you don’t feel that the cycling was done wastefully.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I get it too
      I get it too

      Please stop making up stories out of nothing…

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      I am not a fan of hers nor would I follow her, but this isn’t offensive in the slightest. How do you think she gets a body like that? The hashtag was an obvious joke because she said she’s ‘eating a salad’. Her fans are a bit too politically correct and from what I’ve seen of some of them, could use a salad every once in a while.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      I guess her motto “born this way” doesn’t represent her.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joedee1969
      joedee1969

      This is a lot to do about nothing. There are more serious matters to speak of like this George Zimmerman trial. Our favorite bear has taking sides already and he is usually right:

      http://americaspeaksink.com/2012/04/george-zimmerman-will-walk-and-beat-this-case-of-second-degree-murder/comment-page-1/#comment-55611

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JB
      JB

      while i don’t find Gaga’s comment offensive, it is certainly hypocritical. when you are a person of influence who claims to adhere to the philosophy that it’s what’s on the inside that’s important, that young women shouldn’t worry about meeting an impossible standard, that eating disorders are bad and you know because you yourself overcame one…and then you turn around and say “i’d love to eat a cheeseburger, but i can’t because then i won’t be pretty” you’ve pretty much shot yourself in the foot and brought your credibility into question.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eyeon Vaj
      Eyeon Vaj

      shes not skinny herself, has no figure at all and who cares, shes so january 2012.

      Also, I belive homosexuality is also a mental disorder.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • XTIAAN
      XTIAAN

      @Eyeon Vaj: dude if you like vag so much why are you trolling queer sites and gaga articles?
      if its a mental disorder, you might wanna get yrself checked.
      besides which shes january five years ago….

      Apr 12, 2012 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayKay
      JayKay

      What a bunch of whiners. Have a sandwich ladies, maybe you won’t be so crabby.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian Matthews
      Brian Matthews

      Bitches, when I’m trying to loose weight I eat a salad not at cheeseburger. This doesn’t mean I have an eating disorder – it means I’m eating healthy. How does this even qualify as news?

      Apr 12, 2012 at 11:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tim
      tim

      The part of eating a salad isn’t the bad part, the Hash tag Popstars DON’T eat is the part that is wrong.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NovaNardis
      NovaNardis

      This is a stupid ‘story’. I’ve been dieting and exercising since last March — and have lost 70 lbs doing it. Do you know how many times I kill it at the gym and end up eating a salad or a wrap for dinner when all I want is a cheesesteak? Or at this very moment I’m eating soup instead of ordering Chinese?

      Clearly she was being sarcastic.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Titus
      Titus

      The point is IS that she stated she was bulemic………and now she is promoting anorexia…..the typical anorexic works out excessively then eats a very small portion of food or something like a salad. So to be “for empowering girls” and write something like this shows she is either lying or ignorant. But yes, her career is tanking (the money figures on the Web are her net gross…….not what she gets……which is about 10 percent at the MOST). Goodbye Lady Gaga.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryan
      Bryan

      Silly non-story created by people who’re trying to drag her down because of the activism and self love messages she’s been preaching since BTW was released

      @Titus: But she’s about to embark on a gruelling world tour, so it makes sense that she’s keeping fit by eating a salad? But I’m not sure why I bothered replying to your post anyways, the last part of your comment shows you’re not worth it.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bipolar Bear
      Bipolar Bear

      Poor use of a hashtag – nothing wrong with what she actually said.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      I agree with Chris C. There’s nothing wrong with what she said and Lady Gaga does have a good message in her music. She’s not making fun of bulemics, anorexic people, or LGBT people despite what queerty falsely claims.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MKisNE
      MKisNE

      We’re all entitled to a few stupid and out of place online posts…

      Apr 13, 2012 at 2:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anthony
      Anthony

      Eh, the reason she’s “not eating” is not because she wants to lose weight, rather because she’s about to embark on a massive world tour. All of that dancing and singing takes a lot of stamina and eating healthy is a good way to make sure you’re able to keep up. She could have definitely choose a better hashtag, but the whole “popstars don’t eat” stereotype is something she’s been satirizing since the beginning of her career. She’s all about making fun of what people think a popstar should be.

      Apr 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anthony
      Anthony

      @Titus: Actually, no, that’s how much she made herself. Her last tour grossed over $250,000,000 and once you factor in how much her music and merch made plus her endorsements, she took home $90,000,000 of that for herself.

      As for the “goodbye Gaga” comment, you might want to check up on how her world tour is going. If you don’t want to, allow me to tell you: it’s selling out. In fact, she sold out the Manchester Arena plus Twickenham Stadium in the UK in less than a minute earlier this morning. You can do a quick Google search for sources. :)

      Apr 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freddie
      Freddie

      Queerty, this weird, obsessive Gaga hatred has to stop. Did she refuse an interview with you or something?

      Apr 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hunter
      hunter

      Adding the hashtag #PopSingersDontEat was just stupid. That’s a pretty strong statement actually from someone with a large fanbase easily influenced by her words. You just know some insecure little mon…idiot in Iowa is probably thinking the reason why Gaga, Katy, Rihanna and other pop stars not named Ke$ha have “banging” bodies is because they dont eat.

      Apr 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sammy
      sammy

      cmon people gaga’s whole career is built on satirizing societal problems and that POPSTARSDONTEAT hastag was her way of making fun of how pop stars are expected to be perfect
      and since when is doing spin classes and eating a healthier food alternative encouraging people to become anorexic or bulimic???
      and like people said shes embarking on a world-wide tour that requires her to stay healthy or else she will burn out

      give her a break guys
      shes one of the few allies we have in the celebrity world

      May 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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