Nokyoung Xayasane
April 13, 2012

Lady Gaga Tweets “Pop Stars Don’t Eat”

Nothing seems to get people ablaze more than girls and body image. Pair that with an iconic star tweeting about not eating, and we get a whole lotta of trouble.

Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus, 19, got a lot of flack for tweeting about not eating fast food, and now Lady Gaga, 26, seems to be under the same scrutiny. On Tuesday, Gaga tweeted “Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay

Twitter users saw red and began bombarding the singer with comments. The National Eating Disorders Association replied, “Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?” Gaga has admitted to having a history with eating disorders, and has revealed that she “used to throw up all the time in high school.”

The Born This Way pop star has criticized dieting, proclaiming that “The dieting wars have 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.”

Gaga defenders came to her aid, saying that the singer was only tweeting in jest, but many fans aren’t having it. “I don’t care if Lady Gaga’s #popstarsdonteat tweet is ironic, still sends the wrong msg to her MILLIONS of teen girl fans.”

At this point, it seems that sarcastic tweets are akin to clubbing baby seals.

Your thoughts? Has Lady Gaga gone too far?