I’m so flip-flapping tired of reading cheap headlines about Lady Gaga’s weight because 1. I don’t care. 2. Shaming someone for gaining a few pounds is not only mean but sets a bad example for other people who are insecure about their size.
In an interview about her new fragrance with Stylist, the conversation inevitably turned back to the media’s reaction to her weight (because that’s the rule, right?). Then Gaga made a comment about how Adele weighs more than her but nobody every says anything about it. Gaga was ACTUALLY saying Adele is such a beautiful and confident person and has a confidence level she hopes to match one day. She also encouraged women to be less “bitchy” towards each other and make more of an effort to be nice.
After this plea, OF COURSE the headlines rang: “Lady Gaga threw Adele under the bus” and “Lady Gaga Wonders Why No One Attacks Adele’s Weight.”
Here’s what Gaga actually said:
I think women are just, for no reason, wretched to each other all the time, and I don’t think they use clothes or men or perfume or make-up or anything more than they use anything else. We should all make an effort to be nice to one another all the time….
On the media calling her fat:
I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds. Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of woman. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.
While some people focused on Gaga’s positive comments about Adele setting the bar high for women, others missed the mark with a waste of text. Instead of body shaming and focusing on negativity, let’s focus on something more positive like Body Revolution. Kay?