Lady Gaga: ‘Pop singers don’t eat’

A controversial tweet from the singer has sparked a backlash from eating disorder campaign groups

No stranger to courting controversy, Lady Gaga has sparked a backlash from fans and eating disorder groups after joking to her 23million Twitter fans that ‘pop singers don’t eat.’

The 26-year-old superstar tweeted: ‘Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay’

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The jokey tweet lamenting the rigorous diet and exercise routine she is currently undertaking in preparation for her 110-date Born This Way Ball tour backfired, however.

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The National Eating Disorder Association responding with a tweet that read: ‘Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?’

The organisation was referring to Lady Gaga’s recent public appeal to urge young women to maintain a healthy lifestyle and body image, admitting that she had been bulimic in high school, and obsessed with being a ‘skinny little ballerina.’

The eating disorder association’s tweet was quickly followed by a succession of fans eager to criticise the slender singer.

What do you make of Lady Gaga’s comment? Taken out or context or setting a bad example? Tell us in the box below.

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