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New York Politician Calls Lady Gaga a "Slut"

A borough president shared his very strong opinion on Gaga and her negative influence. New York Politician Calls Lady Gaga a "Slut"

Just when Lady Gaga has begun to express some heartfelt self-acceptance, someone else is ready to tear her down.  This time, instead of it coming from some hater or a catty rival, it’s a Staten Island politician (hate from her home state!).

Borough President James Molinaro took direct aim at Gaga and said: "There's Gaga. Here's this, this, I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children.  My niece has two daughters, 12 and 14, they love this woman. Why? Why? So we have a job to do with these actresses, these actors, these ball players. They use drugs as it's nothing. We shouldn't praise them. We shouldn't honor them. We should really hit them.... To me, she's not an actress, she's a slut, in the pure word, in the pure meaning of the word."

Of course, he also referenced pictures of Gaga smoking marijuana on stage at a recent concert and said that she needs to stop “glorifying drug use in the media."

Fortunately, the attack was met with some criticism and condemnation.  Staten Island Councilwoman Debi Rose identified herself as one of Gaga’s Little Monsters (a pet name the artist uses for her fans) and said that she felt that the language used was “inappropriate for public discourse.” 

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer was also very supportive of Gaga who he praised as an artist but also for her social justice activism and as a champion for marriage equality.

Of course, the first thing you have to look at is the word slut itself.  Is that a word an adult should be using to describe someone (especially someone whom they have never met)?  Has Gaga acted in a way that would make it seem like she is sexually promiscuous?  I don’t think so.  Not any more than anyone else. 

Molinaro clarified his statement after the backlash saying:  "A slut is someone that's immoral or uses improper conduct. That's the interpretation in the Random dictionary. So she's using improper conduct. So she's a slut.”

Wow… It might be time for Staten Island to re-examine their leadership.

Written on Sep 26 2012 by Jeanne Dupuis (Google+ profile), writer at KOvideo. Tags: lady gaga slut marijuana

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