Lady Gaga’s Weight Gain Has a Lot More Behind It Than Pregnancy

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lady gagaLady Gaga is not pregnant. She's not fat, either. Lady Gaga is, however, brave. In response to the recent nasty rumors and mean-spirited accusations regarding the singer's seemingly curvier frame, Lady Gaga took to her social networking website, LittleMonsters.com, and posted pictures of herself wearing just yellow underwear with the caption: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."

And I give her a tremendous amount of credit. Because Gaga isn't just another celeb with a personal history of both anorexia AND bulimia (Demi Lovato has opened up about similar struggles, and some speculate the combined diseases to be the reason why LeAnn Rimes checked herself into rehab). Those pictures she posted today? They're not really about Lady Gaga. Those raw, honest images are an invitation to start what she's calling a Body Revolution.

Lady Gaga launched Body Revolution today as a section of LittleMonsters.com, featuring the following words as a sort of manifesto:

Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.

But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION.
To Inspire Bravery.
and BREED some m$therf*cking COMPASSION

My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: "To inspire bravery." This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your "perceived flaws," as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous.

Judging by the response her page has gotten so far, Lady Gaga's mission is working. And it's almost impossible NOT to be inspired by the incredibly honest, raw testimonials and photos fans are sharing. Recovering anorexics and bulimics, cancer survivors showing scars for the very first time, a woman missing half her leg, a boy with a rare skin condition. I'm so grateful to Lady Gaga for creating a space where people aren't merely allowed, but invited, to stop hating their bodies.

And, not for nothing? Anybody who thinks Lady Gaga looks anything close to "fat" in her underwear has some serious issues.

What do you think of Lady Gaga's Body Revolution?

 

Image via LittleMonsters.com

body image, celebrities, eating disorders

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linzemae linzemae

I couldn't believe that was her after gaining weight. She looks great!

Venae Venae

Meaty: Lady Gaga showed off a fuller figure as she sported her favourite carnivorous creation in Amsterdam on Tuesday night


 


This picture was published 9/20 - she is way bigger than the yellow underwear picture.  When was that one taken?


 


 

linzemae linzemae

Eh, still looks great!

Caera Caera

Her sales must be down. Good attention-getting stunt, though, so that should change.

Deann... Deanna2872

Venae- who cares? Are you the Lady Gaga body/photo police?



She looks great, either way. Why? Because she's comfortable in her own skin. That's all that matters, just as it should be. This new project of hers sounds great :)

Matri... Matriarchmama

Lady Gaga, if you remember, is not Kim Kardashian. She did not become famous because of her body or the use of it. She is a star because of her sheer stunning talent as a song writer, singer, and performer. Would her songs be any less amazing, would her shows be any less stunning if she gained or lost 20, 30, 50 lbs? No. She'd still wake up every morning with the same mind, the same creativity, the same wonderful perspective she gives to the world. You know what? I think her weight is immense...the weight of her impact on the world.

eeyore13 eeyore13

Vanae - you can't tell that picture was doctored?

KenneMaw KenneMaw

I love all the LG stands for, I really do. She is all about acceptance of oneself and one another - even the ultimate world ambassador Bono - hasn't been as succcessful as she has been in helping others love themselves.   For all those haters complaining about her weight, I wouild love to see a pciture of you.  I think most people love to look as good as she does and have 1/10th of the talent.   Go Gaga!!

Megan... MeganJune03

Venae- That picture is photoshopped. 

LadyRabbit White

people are so disgusting i cant believe they complain about teenage girls self image and then attack whoever gains weight

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