Pop diva Lady Gaga, recently ridiculously criticized by the press for gaining an extra 25-30 pounds, responded by posting photos of her undressed figure in perhaps her boldest fashion statement to date: compassion and acceptance. Along with bra and panties, Gaga wears the burden of what many women of all ages face and boldly exposes it with the caption: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.”
The singer is fighting back against the media’s response to her weight (which, on her tiny 5’1″ frame is more noticeable. Also, she also dances on stage in barely no clothes for a living) by posting pics of her half-naked self and asking us all (if you’re a little monster) to get involved by sharing your own photos on a section of her website she launched today called Body Revolution.
She put out the call: “Hey Guys its Gaga… Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities.”
As an avid yogi, we’re used to seeing Gaga in her underpants. But what makes this more meaningful is her courage to get personal about it and use her celebrity to promote self-acceptance.
From the Body Revolution homepage:
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.
Gaga is known for making waves, but we’re looking forward to the difference this 26-year-old has the potential to make, which her yoga teacher Tricia Donegan had told us about all along:
Lady Gaga is something very special, because she is a woman of service. She uses her talent to make this world better, and that’s because she practices yoga. We are using her celebrityism so that people will listen. She is blessed that she has talent, but what’s special about her is that she’s going to change the world.
Viva la Body Revolution. Be the change.
top photo via jezebel
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