Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga has been very vocal about her eating disorder, throwing up in high school and frequently encourages her fans to love themselves the way they are. So when she tweeted about exercise and not eating what she wants with the hashtag #PopSingersDontEat, it set her fans into a tizzy.
Gaga tweeted, “Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay” Some of her followers defended her, saying that this was obviously not a serious statement. Many more were angered.
Followers tweeted things like, “@ladygaga why would you even promote a message like that? Disgusting that you’d joke about such a serious illness..” The National Eating Disorders Association replied “Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?”