On the eve of the US general election, Lady Gaga was among the stars to come out in support of Hillary Clinton at her final rally – although many viewers thought she was dressed as a Nazi.
Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Bon Jovi and many more all spoke and performed in honour of the Democratic Presidential candidate and against Donald Trump, however her choice of black jacket with silver pendent and red arm-band was viewed by many to be Nazi-esque. However, it is actually from the collection of clothing she bought belonging to Michael Jackson:
Before Republicans call Gaga a Nazi, she bought this from Michael Jackson's collection. pic.twitter.com/ywuKrZS4kn
— Derrick G (@derrickg1126) November 8, 2016
However, many still took online to voice their shock at what they incorrectly thought was Nazi fascist attire:
— 🇰🇵🇻🇪🌹Conand 🌹🇻🇪🇰🇵 (@TheTortorian) November 8, 2016
— Screaming Chihuahua (@JesseScreaming) November 8, 2016
lady gaga could not have been wearing an SS uniform because the nazi party dissolved 71 years ago. it would have to be an imitation.
— sol (@fire__exit) November 8, 2016
Why is lady Gaga on my tv dressed like a nazi right now?
— Buck Fama (@JEDTHEPHISHHHH) November 8, 2016
Does anyone else think @ladygaga looks like a Nazi at the Clinton rally?
— Caitlin Hope. (@CaitHopeandLove) November 8, 2016
DID "SOMEONE FORGET TO TELL LADY GAGA THIS IS AMERICA? Hillary's final Nazi rally: SS-costumed pal Lady Gaga gives "Sieg Heil" Nazi salute pic.twitter.com/aqluiSTpRj
— Antique Diane (@DianeAntique) November 8, 2016
Watch Gaga’s speech for Hillary Clinton before performing ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ with Bon Jovi below
Gaga also took to Twitter for call for support:
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 6, 2016
After Trump’s prospective First Lady used a recent speech to bemoan online bullying, Gaga accused her of hypocrisy. Tweeting at Melania, Gaga wrote: “to say u will stand for “anti-bullying” is hypocrisy. Your husband is 1 of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed.”
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She then tweeted at Donald Trump, writing: “you divided us with hateful language & fear. I love everyone in this country and I vote for @HillaryClinton to unite us.”
She also urged Americans to come out and vote for Clinton and changed her Twitter handle to #VoteHillary. “Young people listen up. We need to mobilize now, #VoteHillary and stop this dangerous man from continuing to divide and wreck our democracy,” she wrote.
America goes to the polls today.