TV presenter had said that he was 'sceptical' about Gaga and Madonna's rape claims
Lady Gaga has agreed to an interview with Piers Morgan following his controversial comments about PTSD in which he described himself as “sceptical” about Gaga and Madonna‘s claims of being victims of sexual assault.
Gaga recently posted a powerful open letter about suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, in which she described her suffering from the condition as a “daily effort” and urged others to “overcome their shame” that is usually associated with mental health problems. She had previously opened up about being raped as a teenager. In 2013, Madonna wrote about being raped at knifepoint in a magazine article.
Writing on Twitter at the weekend (December 10), Morgan said that it “angers” him when celebrities “claim PTSD about everything to promote themselves” because he comes from a “big military family”, describing it as “the latest celebrity accessory”. He also said that he “wouldn’t automatically believe anything either Madonna or Lady Gaga claimed about their lives”.
Gaga has since responded to Morgan’s comments, tweeting that she has worked with US Vice President Joe Biden on “helping educate people about why women don’t report [rape]” and that she would “love to share it [with] you some time”, to which Morgan replied: “Let’s do an interview about this & you can tell me why I’m wrong to be sceptical”. See those tweets below.
After Morgan made a joke about Gaga’s infamous “meat suit” from the 2010 MTV VMAs, the singer tweeted back: “If you continue to shame me in the process of kindly agreeing to interview [with you] I’ll happily do the interview with someone else”.