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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