As if Miley Cyrus’s gluten free diet couldn’t cause any more controversy, Lady Gaga, the outspoken pop-star, tweeted this the other day.
Pop singers don’t eat?
These are choice words for Gaga, considering that she has battled with her body image for much of her life.
At a Young Woman’s Conference at Brentwood High school in Los Angeles earlier this year, she admitted to Maria Shiver and millions of students, that she suffered from bulemia.
“I used to throw up all the time in high school,” Gaga admitted. “So I’m not that confident. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina, but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night. I used to come home and say, ‘Dad, why do you always give us this food? I need to be thin.’ And he’d say, ‘Eat your spaghetti.”
She went on to describe the struggles of being a picture-perfect pop star,
“Weight is still a struggle. Every video I’m in, every magazine cover, they stretch you — they make you perfect. It’s not real life. I’m gonna say this about girls: The dieting has got to stop. Everyone just knock it off. Because at the end of the day, it’s affecting kids your age — and it’s making girls sick.”
So her tweets seem like an extreme contradiction to the message that she’s trying to get across. I think it’s high time for someone to tell these celebrities to get control of their lives … and their twitter handles.