Even thoughÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Lady Gaga’sÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â brand isÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â about self acceptance, a recent tweetÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â in which she refers to back to back spin classes and claims ‘pop singers don’t eat’ is an honest reflection of the real world of entertainers.
Gaga has built a reputation for herself as one who preaches about loving yourself and your body. She’sÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â been a vocal opponent ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â “the dieting wars.” But she’s also been criticized for getting too thin and havingÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â body issues of her own. (She has admitted to havingÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â bulimia in high school.) So it’s not surprising that she created something of a firestorm with her tweet on Thursday.
The 26 year old’sÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â 22.7 million followers could see the tweet, which read: “Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay.”
The issue divided her fans. Among them, Christina ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â who tweeted back: “
@ladygaga they don’t eat but they should. #popsingersSHOULDeat“Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The National Eating Disorders Association,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â replied, “Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?”
Still other fans defendedÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ‘mother monster.’ And in truth, Gaga, like it or not, isÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â simply being honestÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â about the state of the entertainment industry. As much as folks would like to ‘allow’ the artist to eat whatever she likes, it’s well documented that tabloid magazinesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and society are often quick to point out when a celebrity gains weight.
Sure, back to back spin classesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â does seem excessive. But eating a salad over a cheeseburger isn’t the worst thing in the world…(I could do some more of that myself.) It’s not she was actually starving herself that day.
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