'Born This Way' star speaks out about body image controversy
Last month (September 29), the ‘Born This Way’ star launched her Body Revolution campaign. The singer posted a page on her Little Monsters social networking site titled ‘Body Revolution 2013’, encouraging fans to embrace and share their perceived flaws, after reports about her supposed weight gain suggested that her record company had asked her to go on a diet.
Speaking about the focus on her size to Stylist magazine, she said: “I was acutely aware of some photos on the internet – my mum called me and was like, ‘Did you gain weight’? – everybody was telling me about it, and I didn’t really care. But when I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is fucking ridiculous.'”
“I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well, I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds,” she added, before saying:
Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has the set the bar very high for a lot of women. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.
Lady Gaga recently hit the headlines after it was revealed that a series of gender-bending ferns had been named after the ‘Born This Way’ star. The singer, who also sparked controversy earlier this week when she clashed with Calvin Harris on Twitter, is set to release her third studio album ‘ARTPOP’ in early 2013.