Ever since she burst onto the music scene, people have watched Lady Gaga's weight like a hawk. Whether she's "scary skinny" or "too fat," people have seemingly always had an opinion. And in various interviews, Gaga has previous mentioned how pop stars aren't "allowed" to eat. And now, she's posted on her website that she's been fighting with bulimia and anorexia "since [she] was 15" and announced that she's starting Body Revolution, a sort of support group, on her website.
She posted a photo of herself wearing nothing but underwear with the caption "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15," along with three other photos, explaining, "...But today I join the Body Revolution, to inspire and breed compassion," and encouraging her fans to do the same—post pictures of their bodies to inspire others.
She writes, "My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: "to inspire bravery. " This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your "perceived flaws," as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous."
The new forum has a place for posts, likes, questions, and comments, with the option of signing up to follow when there are new posts listed.
It's always sad to hear that someone is struggling with something like an eating disorder, but hopefully with Gaga's idea, people will learn to accept their bodies a little bit more. She posted an update, writing, "I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly...You are showing them you have no shame. You are brave, strong, and accepting not only of yourself, but of others through your experiences. You are proud to be born this way..."