Mixed Body Messages from Lady Gaga

Free lance writer Michelle Konstantinovsky and I are on the same wave length.

In her Huffington Post Article she wrote, “[Lady Gaga’s] been outspoken about her weight struggles on more than one occasion. She’s opened up about vomiting in high school and about putting herself on a “drunk diet.” She’s been up-front about the phoniness of Photoshopped images, and implored young women to “knock it off” with what she called “the dieting wars” because “it’s making girls sick.”

And yet, Gaga continues to engage in and contribute to the ongoing dialogue body insecurity is based on, while peppering in contradictory declarations of self-confidence. “I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds,” she told radio host Elvis Duran before adding, “I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second” and then later, “I have to be on such a strict diet constantly.”

What is one to make of all these opposing ideologies?”

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