Eating Disorder Experts Outraged By Lady Gaga Promoting New Album With A Shocking, Emaciated Photo!

Tue, March 22, 2011 11:00am EDT by 9 Comments

What kind of message is she sending to her young fans — that being scary skinny is sexy?

Just when you thought you were done being shocked by Lady Gaga, she released this disturbing image to promote her upcoming album, Born This Way. Her painted eyebrows and prosthetic cheekbones make her look totally emaciated, and while we’re sure she considers it ‘artistic,’ we find it disgusting.

Gaga may be eccentric, but she’s also influential — and we hope this is one look that her impressionable young fans DON’T try to emulate. Unfortunately, eating disorder experts fear young fans could be vulnerable. ” If they idolize her, they will want to look like her and they could start starving themselves. It sets a bad standard for a person that is vulnerable, ” says Lynn Grefe, President and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association. ” Pictures can trigger people and can result in unhealthy eating behaviors, and that’s dangerous. People need  to be aware who their followers are.”

-Andy Swift

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barbara

Posted at 1:15 PM on April 26, 2011  

lady gaga was pretty cool and original but now she´s becoming a freaky cartoon of what she was.. its sad.. shes loosing her way!

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MeganLewis

Posted at 4:18 PM on April 11, 2011  

If you look at the picture, she doesn’t look skinny, she just looks different in a good way. Lady Gaga is NOT trying to promote eating disorders, the media is just making it look that way. Gaga is a professional lady. She knows what she’s doing.
~GagaSuperfan#1 <3

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CeeCee

Posted at 8:21 PM on March 22, 2011  

I think she might be going with more of the alien theme rather than starve yourself.

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joanie

Posted at 2:55 PM on March 22, 2011  

you make such a big deal out of this. that’s the makeup REMEMBER SHE’S KIND OF LIKE AN ALIEN OR SOMETHING FOR THE ALBUM

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Q

Posted at 2:27 PM on March 22, 2011  

It’s not just the makeup, it’s the fake stuff you have to glue on your face, so your face can achive that look. They sell that stuff @ Halloween stores.

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punkROCKINhippie

Posted at 12:29 PM on March 22, 2011  

she’s absolutely a follower not original… can she just go away now. fat retarded water buffalo!!!!

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Agostina

Posted at 12:22 PM on March 22, 2011  

First of all, this picture has been around for at least 2 months or one and a half… so, no surpirise one the photo. If this site is slow, it’s your fault. There’s no news on this because everybody has seen it.
And second, it’s the make-up!! And she’s also wearing those bony thingies she’s wearing in the artwork for BTW. She likes to different things because she’s different from all the artists out there.
Always trying to make Gaga look bad, HollywoodLife…

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Emmanuel

Posted at 12:01 PM on March 22, 2011  

She looks so skinny because of the make-up. Look at her cheeks, The way She puts the make-up on them it’s what makes her look so thin.

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Andrew Rhodes

Posted at 11:58 AM on March 22, 2011  

The question is whether there is a message that goes along with the image. You can make assumptions about WHY the image is “skinny”, just as you could make assumptions about an image of here “fat/large”, but that’s all it is, an assumption. And part of the point is that your assumptions are just that, assumptions based on appearance alone. You know nothing about the “character” behind the image. WHY are they the way they are? Are they born to the appearance, or are they born to the conditions which lead them to their appearance?

I don’t know her music and don’t know her, Lady Gaga, the individual and I don’t know her reasons behind why the image is the way it is. Mine are as just much assumptions as yours are. It doesn’t make my assumptions any more right or wrong than yours are. But I do believe your assumptions are based on a single, blinded assumption viewpoint without considering the possible alternatives and the effect YOU may actually have on that same audience based on your assumptions as to why the “character” is the way it is solely on appearance.

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