Lady Gaga launches ‘A Body Revolution’
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012 01:10
Whether you like Lady Gaga or think she’s a complete quack, one thing is for certain; she draws attention to whatever she does, be it good or bad.
If you’re like me, you look forward to seeing Gaga in the press. She’s unlike any other celebrity because she has a story, but it is not always expressed solely through her music. Sometimes it’s through her clothing, her hairstyle or, every now and then, her words.
Gaga’s most recent story is one that affects approximately seven million American females and one million American males. Gaga let the media know on Sept. 25 that she has suffered from bulimia and anorexia nervosa since she was 15 years old, alluding that she is still suffering from these eating disorders. Knowing Gaga, I knew that she would plan to do something with this intensely personal confession once she delivered it to the media. And, sure enough, her Facebook page led me to discovering her newest, most personal campaign.
A Body Revolution is Lady Gaga’s newest project. She posted photos of herself in a yellow bra and underwear combination, revealing the body she has struggled to love for so long, on the Little Monsters website (www.littlemonsters.com) and invited others struggling with body image issues to join her in the Body Revolution.
Many are blown away by the amount of hate Gaga has received for her recent weight gain, and I am astonished as well. Photographers captured her performing her set at her concert recently in Amsterdam, and articles were seen all over the Internet slamming her for her almost thirty-pound weight gain almost immediately. After the show, she was seen in less revealing clothing, and the critics were thanking her for covering herself up.
To all of those struggling to accepting their own bodies, you are not alone. Even pop-stars like Lady Gaga with more money and fame than we could fathom has now admitted to struggling with the same.
Whether you are in the spotlight or a college student struggling to make ends meet, you are not alone. Gaga wants us all to know that we are all different, fabulous in our own way and, baby, we were “born this way.”