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Lady Gaga Condemns Online Bullying, Asks Twitter To “Monitor And Control” Language

Lady-Gaga-ARTPOP-Promo-Pic-4It doesn’t matter if the weekend spat between Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton was an ARTPOP publicity stunt or an actual quarrel. The damage has been done.

Though the “Applause” singer was quick to delete a vicious tweet about Hilton allegedly stalking her, screenshots live forever, and it didn’t take very long for Gaga’s fans to start threatening the gossip blogger online. In addition to the usual “fat,” “ugly,” and “go kill yourself” jabs, fans also reportedly made threats to kill Hilton’s newborn son. Kids these days!

Empty threats don’t sit well with Gaga, so she decided to combat her own fans’ aggression the only way she knows how: Promotion! Promote that album, girl!

Below, “A Message From Gaga” in which she condemns online bullying while simultaneously promoting her Born This Way Foundation:

“I know how angry you feel sometimes, and I know that when they say things about me you feel that they are saying them about you as well. But music is about love, and is about sharing in the magic of theater. Although pop culture and society have become more negative and critical of the artist over the years, by engaging in this negativity you are allowing it to spread.”

We totally agree, but you know what else doesn’t help? Accusing your former friend of stalking you IN ALL CAPS.

The message also calls upon social networks to “monitor and control abusive and threatening language.”

On:           Aug 19, 2013
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    • Matt G

      Perez Hilton was shady as hell when she had her single drop. At least Gaga is trying to role model maturity to some degree since she knows she has a legion of loyal fans that will cut someone for mother monster. She understands the social power she wields and, IMO, is trying to be responsible with it.

      Aug 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59

      So, like Oprah and her shopping incident, there seems to be backlash at her obvious publicity stunt.

      Aug 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redspyder

      Both of them enjoy the benefits of this spat – publicity. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we are bombarded with this stupidity – particularly as people take sides.

      It is sort of obnoxious to label Gaga a digital hypocrite. While she uses all forms of digital media to her advantage, she makes music for a living… I have no opinion, of course, on whether it is GOOD music. Perez, however, actually does digital media for a living. He is in the gossip business… and he has used digital media to be mean, bully, bash and deliberately mislead – all before his ‘come to Jesus’ chat with Ellen. Nowadays he just takes the truth and twists it or leads the reader to his conclusion while getting his little digs in.

      For him to complain about Gaga doing the same is more than a bit hypocritical.

      It’d be nice if the rest of the media could label the both of them unworthy drama queens and stop recycling this story.

      Aug 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mauricio

      Security affirmed He was actually near Gaga’s apartment , so I guess it’s more than accusing + he’s not her former friend, they were friends ’til last year. You should have your facts rights

      Aug 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59

      @Mauricio: Well, he’s in New York and she’s in Los Angeles. Poor terrified thing, I hope she took at least a half white Valium.

      Aug 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tone

      They’re both as bad as each other. Leave it to celebrity ego to get all butthurt over nothing.

      Aug 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      Gaga is a star. Perez is a muckraker. People make mistakes. Gaga has been consistently a positive voice. Perez has consistently been a bitchy queen. I know whose side I am on in this one.

      Aug 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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