Lady Gaga is a huge advocate for self-acceptance, and has endlessly campaigned against bullying and bigotry. But now Gaga herself is on the receiving end of some harsh marks after recently gaining some weight. No less than three articles I came across were calling her fat, and it seems that plenty of people want to shame the pop star for her new figure. So how did this happen, and what does she think about it?
Gaga revealed that she’s gained about 25 pounds, but she doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, it sounds like the pop star has been enjoying some of the more delicious culinary aspects of life. (And, really, isn’t that what we all should do? Food is so awesome.) In one recent interview, she spoke candidly about putting on a few pounds:
…I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance…I love eating pasta and pizza. I’m a New York Italian girl.”
Hell yes, Gaga. While she wasn’t skin and bones before, it’s nice to see a non-thin celebrity take the stage…and not apologize for it. Whether or not she loses the weight, Gaga gets mad props for being so open and accepting of her new figure. And this is my cue to go have some spaghetti for lunch. [via Huffington Post]
What do you think about Gaga’s weight gain? What about her reaction to it?