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It was a performance only Lady Gaga could have come up with. Less than two weeks ago, the singer famed for meat dresses and shocking, crazy performances performed at SXSW festival in Texas, where she was vomited on by her friend and self-described 'vomit painter' Millie Brown.
While most defended the performance as Gaga just being controversialist Gaga, fellow singer Demi Lovato took to Twitter to outline her feelings:
Sad... As if we didn't have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. ?? Bottom line, it's not "cool" or "artsy" at all.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 14, 2014
Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 14, 2014
It's not "shade" and it's not "hate". But someone has to come forward and say it and I'll take the heat for it. ??— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 14, 2014
But Gaga hasn't stayed silent either. Speaking to E! News yesterday the singer explained that she has had an eating disorder for more than 10 years and the performance had nothing to do with her eating disorder:
"I have struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years and I take that very seriously, I take the struggle of others very seriously. I am very supportive of Demi's struggle and her recovery as well as the recovery of anyone who is suffering from that. But this performance had absolutely nothing to do with any eating disorder, and we never intended for it to be taken that way. I'm really proud of the performance and really stand by the message of rage and pain that we were trying to express in that moment."
The songstress had previously defended the appearance saying it was "art in the purest form. Millie and I know that not everybody's going to love that performance, but we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities. And I support her and what she does."
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