Lady Gaga draws criticism for 'don't eat' tweet
April 13th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Lady Gaga draws criticism for 'don't eat' tweet

Uh oh - it seems that yet another megastar has run afoul of the Twitterverse.

Lady Gaga is taking some virtual heat over a tweet she sent to her 22 million followers on Tuesday that used a hashtag that said pop stars don't eat, and it's being translated by some as a promotion of unhealthy habits.

"Just killed back to back spin classes," Gaga posted. "Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay."

Followers quickly let her have it.

"dear @ladygaga,” one wrote, according to E! News. “You just blatantly endorsed anorexia to over 22 million followers. how do you sleep at night?" Another said, "@ladygaga they don't eat but they should. #popsingersSHOULDeat."

Other readers suggested that fans no longer follow one of the most-followed celebrities on Twitter: "unfollow @ladygaga 4 her ignorant and stupid message to her fans #popsingersdonteat wow ur a role model act like 1 dont praise anorexia wtf?"

The National Eating Disorders Association also weighed in, writing, "Huh? This is the same person who recently implored girls to stop dieting?"

In February, Gaga spoke openly about her past struggle with an eating disorder when she was a guest at a young women's conference in Los Angeles, and she encouraged the teens present to call a cease fire on "the dieting wars."


soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Leucadia Bob

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPYTPUOCGGc&w=640&h=390]

    April 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Erick

    Um...she didn't say that she wasn't eating, she said that she just worked out and that she is eating a smart meal but would rather a cheeseburger. Get off her back.

    April 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vicc

    *rolls eyes* she was joking!!!!! sensitive people are just putting words in her mouth.

    April 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ockit

    Some people obviously do not know how to handle a joke. She wasn't endorsing anorexia or anything of the sort. She was making a joke about dieting, nothing more, nothing less.

    World needs to get a sense of humor!

    April 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pjc722

    Seriously, celebrities, like Gaga, will say anything if it puts them in the limelight. I seriously doubt most of what this woman says as I do with most celebrities who try and make themselves more like the "little people"!!!

    April 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. California Cutie

    Must be spring fever....why are people so horn* on this blog today.

    Tip: visit California – we simply are the most gorgeous women in the United States! Women in California still believe in working out and refraining from chips and other fast food cra*....

    April 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    Why does anyone ESPECIALLY "it" people need to update everyone else of their every move?

    April 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. WLM

    Well Gaga is simply verifying the fact that she does not eat.. Of course she doesnt, she looks like she is starving! She isnt the only one.. all of them do!

    April 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Spoken like a true fat person. Congrats on being fat you fatty mc fat fat.

      April 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jane smith

    She is nasty and no she was not born that way.

    April 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Adara

    Lol. I guess I can say the same for sausage. Fine dining only when it comes to picking me out a good sausage! Lmao.

    April 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. رهملا لتيليدلب

    I am appalled at fragrant racism of CNN. All my posts getting deleted to. What is happening? We live in repressive state where man not allowed to speak? I bet women delete postings.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Adara

    Becareful you don't get seafood poisioning.lol

    April 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • yea

      Oh baby, I don't just 'sea' my food, I eat it too! I only eat the 'freshest'. Fine dining for me!lmao

      April 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. i like...

    ...how only my posts are getting canned. Yet everyone jabbering about stank box remains untouched. Keep up the good fight, mods. XD

    April 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. some1

    i dont know why lady gaga says that but i think is was wrong of her to say that. Lady gaga your the best but please eat! bieng anorexic is a horrible thing to go through......

    April 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      She's talking about eating pu55y you idiot. Lady Gaga still eats Co<k also, I love chicks who go both ways & do ana| also.

      April 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cozi

    I base my entire diet on what Gaga says.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Adara

    Lmao. D@mn, what fish market do you shop at? Not all stinks. Lol

    April 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • yea

      Must be the bargain bin, the two day old fish. The stuff that smells like tuna. The stuff that makes mouth taste like sh!t. Lmao

      April 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • yea

      By the way, if smells like that-RUN! That's just a ocky pocket.

      April 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  17. lojenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waBO4sb0vCA&w=640&h=390]

    April 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. LoJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQj5fyHeOHg&w=640&h=390]

    April 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Richard Fore

    I thought the fu<king s|ut was talking about not eating pu55y. That would be horrible, eating pu55y is awesome no matter how nasty it smells.

    April 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |

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