September 26, 2012 8:49
Lady Gaga's record label deny 'nonsense' reports they told her to lose weight
Reports had suggested that singer needed new tour costumes after supposed weight gain
Lady Gaga's record label have denied reports that they asked the singer to lose weight.
Although Universal declined to issue a statement on the matter, a representative told NME.COM that speculation over whether they had asked the 'Born This Way' star to go on a diet was "nonsense". Previously, it was claimed that she had been instructed to "quit gorging on her favourite foods" after her label had to order her new and better fitting costumes for the rest of her tour.
Gaga has hit the headlines regularly this week due to ongoing reports focusing on her body size. Yesterday (September 24), she hit back at the criticism and rumours that she had been asked to lose weight by her record label by tweeting a picture of Marilyn Monroe with the caption: "To all the girls that think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one. It's society who's ugly."
In April of this year, Gaga came under fire from eating disorder groups after a joke she made relating to her diet fell flat. After the singer claimed on Twitter that "real pop stars don't eat”" she was criticized by both fans and the National Eating Disorder Association.
In February, meanwhile, she revealed that she had suffered with eating disorders in the past and had overcome bulimia to save her singing voice. Talking about her previous body image problems, she said: "I used to throw up all the time in high school, so I'm not that confident. And maybe it's easier for me to talk about it now because I don't do it any more. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night."
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