Lady Gaga's Weight Gain Brings Out the Monster Bullies

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Lady gaga on september 19 in amsterdam
Lady Gaga steps out this week in Amsterdam.
No matter how hard we try to shut them up, media still seems to jump on successful, famous women over even the slightest change in appearance. Today's victim is Lady Gaga, who is currently being skewered in the press with horrific, jaw-droppingly cruel name-calling (like The Sun's shameful "Porker Face!" headline or the various sites calling her "meatier") for appearing slightly curvier at her recent performances. Apparently, you can't be a pop star and human at the same time. Because there's absolutely no way in hell you'd treat another human being the way the press is treating Gaga today.

Yes -- the pop star who just last spring sent the worrisome tweet, "Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay." --  has put on a few pounds. She told radio host Elvis Duran just before she hti the road that she gained about 25 pounds. OMG-STOP-THE-PRESSES!

She told Duran:

I'm dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds. And you know 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.

Gaga went on to attribute the weight gain not to being preggers as Kelly Osbourne has purported, ha, but to being a "New York Italian girl" who loves "eating pasta and pizza" at her father's "freaking delicious" new restaurant. She joked she gains five pounds every time she goes in there. (Hello, who wouldn't?!) Also, being on the road now has likely made it a bit harder to eat healthier.

But so what? A 26-year-old gaining weight from being stressed (or, perhaps, HAPPY -- gasp!) and eating a few too many carbs isn't exactly cause for concern. Like many Americans, it sounds like she's trying to strike the difficult balance between enjoying the comfort foods she loves and eating strictly healthy. (And hopefully never sliding back into that disordered thinking that "Pop Stars Don't Eat!")

It just breaks my heart, because she's being honest and real about something that could easily and does easily happen to many women all the time. Beating her up for it is sick and sad. It's seriously no wonder we have so many people in this country suffering from body dysmorphia and eating disorders.

How do you feel about the way Lady Gaga is getting ripped for her weight gain?

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linzemae linzemae

I think she looks great. I appreciate her honesty as well. It's hard to lose weight!

lissa... lissalynn83

So she gained a few pounds...what woman hasn't done that at one time or another, for one reason or another? The media should lay off of her! If she had LOST a few pounds instead of gained, they would be calling her a 'meth head' or 'anorexic'. Celebs can't win. If they don't stay an even size 4, they are considered 'too skinny' or 'too fat'. I feel bad for Gaga. However, she probably COULD choose more flattering outfits for her slightly larger frame. 

abbie... abbie.alder

I think she looks WAY better. The media can be such vultures.

nonmember avatar shelly

I read somewhere that she is around 5 feet tall...I think. That really is a lot of additional weight, on such a small person. Not that it's OK to call names. if you're going to dance around in tiny getup's, you might want to let them out, when one has gained weight. She wouldn't even look bad, if her outfits fit her weight correctly.

e.nic... e.nicole.w

I think that the people who are talking bad about her probably feel bad about themselves. I think it's awesome that she's talking about it in a positive way and not making it seem like it's something to be ashamed of. So she gained some weight? So what? She still looks amazing and I think this experience is going to show everyone just how great of a role model she really is for both girls and guys. And if she wants to eat pizza and pasta and then work her butt off onstage I say more power to her!

Ara Bella

I just read about Lady Gaga dieting. And I absolutely agree with the author of this article - !

onefo... onefootcutiepie

I think she looks so much better with the extra meat on her bones )

nonmember avatar liz

lol..she's not even big after gaining 25lbs.. 25lbs is quite a bit of weight to lose though, so good luck to her on those salads and no breadsticks! if all else fails, don't lose any, the rude comments will eventually pass and this will be your new gaga figure!

candy... candyw210

She looks great either way.. who cares if she has gained weight! God forbid a star packs on a few pounds. That is realistic not the barbie stick figure they want them all to be. If anything she is showing girls it's ok to gain weight and still be beautiful. I am 5'2 and weighed 98lbs before i got pregnant and now i weight 130 after 2 kids and 9 years later and i love my womanly curves more then my pre-pubesent body i used to have before I got pregnant. If more girls see famous people with meat on their bones maybe they will start to realize it's ok and they are beautiful and hot too!

rylan... rylanmede

As much as I agree that press are not allowed to tread any person like this, calling lady gaga nasty names just because she gained some weight, I have to say though celebrities are not regular people they have a huge effect on the public and they should be responsible for what they do because it will always be on the spot light!

Just like some women who develop eating disorder while they are pregnant just to look as good as some celebrity looked in her final trimester, celebrities should handle the bads of being famous as they enjoy the pros that comes with it.

But the point will remain, when someone like lady gaga gain weight it should not be a big deal as what really matters is if the person is healthy or not. And she didn’t gain weight that can endanger her life, she just looked a chubby.

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