Demi Lovato accuses Lady Gaga of 'glamourising eating disorders' Lady Gaga Tickets

Lovato took to Twitter to express her anger over the controversial pop star's performance

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga

Former Disney star Demi Lovato has accused Lady Gaga of glamourising eating disorders during her controversial performance at SXSW last week (March 14).

Lovato, who has previously been treated for bulimia, took to
Twitterto express her anger regarding the singer's antics on stage. Lovato wrote: "@ladygaga you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope is INCREDIBLE. But you don’t have to do that."

Gaga's performance featured the singer being roasted above a grill before London-based performance artist Millie Brown came on stage and vomited paint on the singer.

Fans of Gaga tweeted Lovato reminding her that the singer revealed last year that she too suffered with an eating disorder. In response, Lovato wrote: "That doesn’t make it OKAY. If I do a speech about self-harm [can I] then proceed to watch people cut themselves on my stage? No."

Lovato went on to tweet a longer statement regarding her feelings towards the performance, telling her followers that "bulimia isn't cool".

She wrote: “All I’m saying is, artists in pop culture have influence on people. Bulimia isn’t cool, and it won’t get you on stage with your favorite artist ... [But] young people who are struggling to figure out their identities are seriously influenced by the things they see their idols do ... [and] some of [them] are people who aren’t capable of understanding the art that is that is expressed by their idols."

Millie Brown took to Twitter to defend her role in the show, writing: “I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Challenging perceptions of art and beauty. If your art is your communication it should not be censored."

Read More On This Artist

Lady Gaga Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £29

back to top

More News
Squarepusher announces special London show for March 2015
Lykke Li shares acoustic cover of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home' - watch
She and Him release video for 'Stay Awhile' - watch
Jamie T postpones European tour dates due to medical advice
Father John Misty shares video trailer for new album - watch
Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift for saying she 'sold her soul to Google'
Kickstarter campaign launched to fund Manic Street Preachers' 'The Holy Bible'...
Kasabian say anti-London backdrop seen in Glasgow show was a production error
Diplo confirms he has worked on new track with Nicki Minaj, Madonna and Sophie
The Beatles, The Who, St Vincent announce new vinyl releases exclusive to UK indie stores
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech uploads Foo Fighters and Coldplay drum tutorials to YouTube – watch
Soundgarden share rare track 'Kristi' - listen
Lily Allen's record label ITNO shuts down
Andrew Weatherall remixes Noel Gallagher's new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'...
Fleetwood Mac add fifth London gig to 2015 UK and Ireland tour
Patti Smith and David Lynch discuss Pussy Riot in BBC Newsnight interview - watch
Interpol emerge from snowstorm after being trapped for over 50 hours
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joins Real Estate onstage – watch
Kasabian thrill Glasgow fans as UK tour begins with SSE Hydro gig
American Football announce first-ever UK tour for 2015
Beyoncé's new song '7/11' previewed online – listen
Jack White apologises for The White Stripes' previously cancelled show during London O2...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
20 Nov 2014 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield Sheffield

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

22 Nov 2014 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £29

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM