Lady Gaga Questions Why Critics Attack Her Weight But Leave Adele's Alone
[Editor's Note: The handling of weight related issues in the media is something that is incredibly important to me both as a recovering body dysmorphic and the mother of a young girl. Lady Gaga is usually a beacon of hope for the underrepresented, so I can't help but question her recent comments about Adele's weight. What do you think? --Morgan]
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Gaga, who was inspired to create a movement called “Body Revolution” to promote loving your body no matter your size, spoke to Stylist UK about the media’s obsession with women’s weight.
The outlandish singer stated, “When I heard [her weight gain] was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election—I just thought, ‘This is f—king ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home?”
...“Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? 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 women. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.”