Lady Gaga Gets Slammed for "Pop Singers Don't Eat" Tweet

Celebrity News Apr. 12, 2012 AT 6:55PM
Lady GaGa Seen leaving the Lanesborough hotel on November 15, 2011 in London, England. Lady GaGa Seen leaving the Lanesborough hotel on November 15, 2011 in London, England. Credit: by Alex Moss/FilmMagic

Lady Gaga has been a major advocate for anti-bullying campaigns and LGBT rights.

But on Twitter Tuesday, the superstar found herself under fire after sending out a tweet to her 22.6 million followers that could be taken as a pro-anorexic statement.

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"Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay," the 26-year-old "Born This Way" singer posted.

Immediately the backlash started rolling in from the Twitter community, accusing the pop star of supporting eating disorders.

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"Seriously what is Lady Gaga playing at? In her last tweet she put #PopSingersDontEat. Great role model she is.." one Tweeter posted.

Added another Tweeter: "@ladygaga I'm stunned that you would promote such an unhealthy attitude towards food to your fans when you claim to be so righteous."

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As of Thursday afternoon, Mother Monster was keeping mum about the backlash she caused in 140 characters or less

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