'Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15': Lady Gaga hits back at critics of her weight gain
22:01 GMT, 25 September 2012
22:11 GMT, 25 September 2012
In an open and personal response to recent attacks on her weight, Lady Gaga has posted pictures of herself wearing just a bra and underpants on her social networking site, LittleMonsters.com, with a caption that reads: 'Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.'
The 26-year-old singer's public response comes after a series of unflattering photographs made the singer look much curvier than usual while performing on her tour this week, with claims that she had 'piled on the pounds.'
Seemingly appalled, the recovering
bulimic, who has admitted to gaining nearly 25lbs, took to social media to laumch a sub-section of her site today,
called Body Revolution.
Hitting back: In an open and personal response to recent attacks on her 25lbs weight gain, Lady Gaga has started a new section called Body Revolution on her social networking site, LittleMonsters.com
As well as the series of half-naked images, which were not available to MailOnline, Ms Gaga wrote: 'But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION. To Inspire Bravery. And BREED some m$therf**king COMPASSION.'
The page continues: '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.'
She also wrote: '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.'
While the page on her LittleMonsters
site has only been live for several hours, many of her fans have already
been posting stories and photographs about recovering from anorexia, living with a disfigurement, and even cancer.
One fan wrote: 'I can't stop crying. Gaga I'm battling the same thing right now; you met me in Sydney the first thing you said to me was “Oh my God you're so skinny.”'
'From then on I've been trying to recover so much but it's been killing me… Looking at this is making me strong. You inspire me. If you can be strong, i can too. Thank you for helping me. Thank you for everything.'
Another young woman wrote: 'Thank you, that's all I can say. I've been struggling with my weight
since 2006 and because of you, you made me feel better about myself.'
Last week, Ms Gaga told radio host Elvis Duran that she was dieting but unfazed by her fuller figure.
'I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance,' she said.