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’
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.
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.
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