Lady Gaga received a lot of attention and backlash over gaining some weight

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Lady Gaga received a lot of attention and backlash over gaining some weight
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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 2:31pm

 

On Tuesday, Gaga posted four photographs of herself scantily clad in underwear that plainly showed her body on her website. She then admitted to having suffered from eating disorders as a teenager ("Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15") and encouraged others to share photographs and stories about their body image issues, in something that she is calling the "Body Revolution." The online forum can be found on her website, LittleMonsters.com.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/lady-gaga-weight-singer-bulimic-teenager_n_1913701.html

Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley: "Manipulating young girls and boys into thinking they have to fit designer clothes, instead of designing the clothes that fit the person, is both outlandish and cruel. Don't these designers have mothers, daughters, sons, sisters? Don't they want to make people feel empowered and beautiful in their clothes?"

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/26/ralph-lauren-plus-size-model-robyn-lawley-i-m-proud-of-my-body.html

Why is designing clothes for average-sized people, and models that are also average sizes such a foreign concept? Do you think it will ever change?

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This was ridiculous. Most people have their weight fluctuate from time to time. I don't think it is a big deal at all. She shared about her weight issues she has been battling most of her life too. Cut her some slack, it's tough to deal with the fame, the constant scrutiny and weight issues to boot. I think she does a great job. More power to her. 

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