Lady Gaga Responds To Demi Lovato’s Accusation Of Eating Disorder Insensitivity

Not surprisingly, celebs had a few things to say about Lady Gaga’s controversial stunt she pulled at a performance during the South by Southwest festival in Texas this month.

The performer had a “vomit artist” throw up on her while on stage, triggering a whole slew of questions from fans and media about what the performance symbolized: Was it representative of Gaga’s past struggles with an eating disorder, or just a publicity stunt used to put on a good show?

Lovato calls it ‘sad’

Demi Lovato, a performer herself who has publicly battled an eating disorder, wasn’t happy with Gaga’s antics. She accused Gaga of glamorizing eating disorders and called the situation “sad.”

“Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences,” Lovato wrote on Twitter.

Gaga responds, defending her performance

Gaga has finally responded to Lovato’s concerns, arguing that she not only supports Lovato’s own recovery, but that she didn’t intend for the performance to be symbolic of bulimia.

“I have struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years, and I take that very seriously,” Gaga told E! News. “I take the struggle of others very seriously.”

She went on to say that she was proud of the performance, which was meant to convey a message of rage and pain.

“This performance had absolutely nothing to do with any eating disorder, and we never intended for it to be taken that way.”

Source: SF Gate

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

The information provided on EatingDisorders.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes and we encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician if they believe that they have an eating disorder. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of EatingDisorders.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

Copyright © 2008-2017 EatingDisorders.com.
Company Information

© 2017 EatingDisorders.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of EatingDisorders.com's terms of service and privacy policy. The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.