StyleWatch Style News Now

Style News Now

Lady Gaga Reveals Lifelong Struggle with Eating Disorder

09/26/2012 at 11:45 AM ET

Lady Gaga
Courtesy: Lady Gaga

After receiving quite a bit of negative attention for her recent weight gain (she put on 25 pounds), Lady Gaga took to her social media website, LittleMonsters.com, to respond — and to reveal a painful secret.

On Tuesday, Gaga posted a photo (left) of herself wearing nothing but a yellow bra and underwear, along with this caption: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.” With the picture, she announced the launch of a new movement, “A Body Revolution 2013,” meant to encourage body acceptance.

The singer added a second shot with her arms stretched in the air saying, “But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION.” Two more photos, in which Gaga shows off her backside, are also included in the post with the captions, “To inspire bravery” and “BREED some m$therf*cking COMPASSION.”

On her site, Gaga explains that the inspiration behind the movement stemmed from the Born This Way Foundation, an organization she started with her mother to stop bullying and embrace individuality. “This profile is an extension of that dream,” she wrote. “Be brave and celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws,’ as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous.”

Unsurprisingly, the Mother Monster’s positive message resonated with her Little Monsters. Soon after the post went up, fans began flooding the website with photos of themselves in their underwear and sharing their own personal struggles with body image issues.

“I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly,” Gaga wrote in a letter to her fans, thanking them for their outpouring of support for her cause. “You are proud to be born this way, and brave in your vulnerability with this community. Watching you all create a safe space online for people to be compassionate is the greatest gift you could ever give me.” Tell us: What do you think of Gaga’s Body Revolution? Do you think that this was the right way to respond to the haters?

–Jennifer Cress

CHECK OUT STARS’ GET-FIT FASHIONS!

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 344 comments

Beth on

If that’s with 25 lbs added I would hate to see what she looked like before!

Kim on

She certainly does not look fat! Actually she still appears far smaller than the average woman.

milagros on

Gaga you look so great…. Don’t worry girl. You rock.

Boo on

I love what she is doing. I’ve struggled with an eating-disordered life since I was 18 (and I’m middle-aged now). God bless you, Stephanie, and your mom too! I hope your cause helps you and lots of Little Monsters.

me on

Now she looks healthy. Bad photo, but she looks great and healthy.

guest on

not sure what her problem is, she looks like a perfectly healthy woman. good for her for not being too skinny.

kate on

except for the “high on heroin” expression, she looks completely normal. what’s the problem?

Andrea on

She looks great! Mother Monster embrace those curves & they’re not even those…you just look very healthy! Paws up from a little monster!

Jennifer on

With her, it’s hard to know what’s truth and what’s done for publicity.

Bryn on

She looks wonderful!

Next | 1 … | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | … 35 | Next | Show All

Advertisement


StyleWatch Concierge
 

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters