I’ve heard some mutterings and some outright insults on other sites, and I really didn’t get what the big deal was. Apparently, lots of people have been calling Lady Gaga “fat” lately. Is it weird that I didn’t really see it? These are photos of Gaga from the past week – she’s been hiding her body a little bit more than usual when she goes out, but she still shows off a lot of skin during her stage shows, and there are photos of her looking slightly (SLIGHTLY) heavier. Like, she looks like she’s been carb-loading a bit and enjoying some ice cream and booze. But apparently it’s a thing and now Gaga has to discuss the weight gain and the body-snarking:
Lady Gaga’s revealing costumes during her Amsterdam tour this week have gotten some attention — but not for the clothes themselves. In a new interview with radio host Elvis Duran, the 26-year-old singer admits she’s recently gained some weight.
“I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds,” Gaga told the radio show (via Huffington Post) before she headed on tour. “And you know I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance.”
Gaga blames her dad Joe Germanotta’s restaurant as the reason for her recent weight gain.
“I love eating pasta and pizza,” says Gaga. “I’m a New York Italian girl. That’s why I have been staying out of New York. My father opened a restaurant. It’s so amazing . . . it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there. So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I’m, like, I’ve got to go where I can drink green juice.”
But some may argue that Gaga doesn’t need to go on a diet.
Back in April, the “Born This Way” singer was criticized after she tweeted, “Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger. Pop singers don’t eat. I was born this way.”
In June, Gaga’s good friend Elton John expressed concern over Gaga’s thin frame. She is frail, and she doesn’t eat when she should, and she’s a girl, and it’s tougher for a girl,” John told The Guardian. “She works really hard. She will be in Denmark one night and Saudi Arabia the next. I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes.”
First of all, Gaga IS tiny. She’s a short girl with a petite, athletic frame and body type. While I see some weight gain, I think “25 pounds” is too high of a figure. Maybe 10 pounds? 15 pounds? But maybe she’s right, and much of it is muscle weight. In which case, I don’t think she should diet. She needs those muscles to perform during her stage shows, obviously. That’s what her body is telling her.
As for the body-snarking… yeah, I don’t really care for Gaga at this point, but I’m not going to bash her for gaining weight, and I don’t think anyone else should either. I take it as a good sign – maybe she’s not on an endless cocaine-and-vodka diet (“The Lohan Method”) anymore. Isn’t that a good thing?
Photos courtesy of WENN.