Lady Gaga is used to making headlines about her appearance – I mean, this is a woman who wore a dress made out of meat, so actually, I think she kind of encourages those headlines. So it’s not very surprising that she’s been in the news for her recent weight gain, and it’s also not surprising that she’s talking about the issue. Recently, she opened up about it in an interview with Stylish UK… and this time, she brought another pop star into it.
In the interview, Gaga talks about hearing people discuss her weight and says, “When I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f***ing ridiculous. I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds.”
Honestly, Gaga? You should have left it at that. I totally agree with what she’s saying here. It’s ridiculous that something as trivial as a celebrity gaining weight makes the nightly news, alongside actual important world issues. It is a terrible example for young girls, because it’s making such a huge deal out of something that shouldn’t even matter. So Lady Gaga gained some weight… who cares? She doesn’t look terrible, she doesn’t look unhealthy and she hasn’t committed any sort of crime. Why are we talking about it so much?
But then Lady Gaga had to say this: “Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it?”
Seriously? To me, that sounds like something a whiney little kid would say, tattling on their friend or sister so they don’t get in trouble by themselves. It’s as if Lady Gaga is saying, “There are people who are fatter than me, go make fun of them!”
I mean, yes, Gaga quickly tried to backtrack, saying, “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.” But for me, the damage was already done.
I think it stinks that Gaga had to bring Adele into the discussion. Just like I don’t care about Lady Gaga’s weight (like I said, she looks normal to me), I don’t care about Adele’s weight. I love her music, I love her and it doesn’t bother me that she doesn’t look like most other pop stars out there. And unfortunately, Lady Gaga is wrong – many people have criticized Adele for her weight, including Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.
In my opinion, there was no reason for Gaga to bring up Adele’s weight. In fact, I think that only contributes to the exact problem she’s complaining about. I think it’s great that Gaga is happy with her body and, despite the fact that I’m not a fan, I even think her Body Revolution is a good idea. But I hate the fact that she had to bring up someone bigger than her, just to take the spotlight off of her own weight. Not cool, Gaga. Not cool.
Do you think Lady Gaga’s comment about Adele was unfair? Or do you think she makes a good point? Do you care about her weight gain? Do you think she still looks good? Tell us in the comments!