Gaga performed SWINE at SXSW last night, and the whole thing was rather weird — one of the dancers swallowed paint and then stuck two fingers down her throat before she started to vomit all over the singer.
The performance was absurd and Demi, a former drug addict who has also been open with her anorexia struggle, blasted Gaga for her “sad” act that was not only uncalled for but also very disturbing to someone who’s struggling with bulimia.
“As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. 🙁 Bottom line, it’s not ‘cool’ or ‘artsy’ at all,” she started off saying on Twitter.
“Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction, you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope [the song] is INCREDIBLE.. but you don’t have to do that.”
Little Monsters didn’t waste time to defend Lady Gaga and start a Twitter war with Demi who was only speaking the truth. The Twitter exchanges escalated with thousands of Gaga’s fans dissing Lovato’s “nerve to bash the Queen.”
Demi would go on to respond: “So it’s cool if I do a speech about self-harm and then proceed to watch someone cut themselves on my stage? No. That doesn’t make it OKAY.”
“Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences. Activists don’t shut up. If no one raises their voice, how are we supposed to be heard?”
Do you think Demi makes a fair point? The whole puking thing on stage was disgusting. Being a fan of her music, it’s really sad that she’d go this far to be “creative” and revolutionize what she considers to be “art”.