The only reason we really care to comment on Lady Gaga’s recent and seemingly sudden weight gain is to make it clear that we could not care less.
Ok, so maybe that’s not entirely true because if we cared less, we wouldn’t be commenting on the press reporting on her weight. We’re just super happy to read that she owns her body, owns her weight, and encourages her “Little Monsters” to do the same. In a radio interview this weekend, Gaga explained, ”I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds. I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second.”
Responding to the negative comments with her signature positivity, Gaga tweeted a link to a photo of Marilyn Monroe that included the following caption on her fan club web site, Backplane:
To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.
And thank to my fans who love me no matter what, and know the meaning of real beauty&compassion. I really love you. littlemonsters.com/image/505d58a3…
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 22, 2012
Knowing that her style is always photographed, scrutinized, and immediately shared worldwide, Gaga made her own weight-gain statements by dressing in these two dichotomous dresses on the same weekend while on a press tour in Europe:
How many stand-up-and-claps can we send to Lady Gaga for setting a precedence that clarifies the fact that a real woman’s weight fluctuates? That’s life, no matter how globally famous you are.
Angie Lynch is the founder and managing editor of the powerhouse women’s literary community, Smut Book Club. She is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary. You can read more from Angie on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing.
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