Last week at SXSW Lady Gaga was vomited on by a performance artist during her show.
Many people had a problem with it, including Demi Lovato, who has been very open about her battle with bulimia.
Lovato is claiming that by having someone vomit on her during her performance that Gaga is glorifying eating disorders.
Lady Gaga fans stepped in saying the performance was Art. Lovato tweeted this is response:
Lovato ended her rant about the performance by tweeting:
“All I’m saying is, artists in pop culture have influence on people.. Some of which are people who aren’t capable of understanding the art that is that is expressed by their idols. Young people who are struggling to figure out their identities are seriously influenced by the things they see their idols do. Whether we intend to or not, artists influence people of ALL ages and unfortunately what people see, people do. Hair, clothes and sometimes misinterpreting things, therefore using the excuse of art to engage in self-destructive behaviors. I’ve been through a s*** ton.. More than any of you know, and I sympathize for everyone’s struggle. But people emulate what they see celebrities do or let happen. And that’s why I had to say something.. to let the people who don’t understand the art in it, that bulimia isn’t cool, and it won’t get you on stage with your favorite artist. I can’t NOT say anything because I stand up for what I believe in and speak out about mental illnesses. You’re right, nobody asked my opinion but pop culture is a huge part in leading our generation, we have to continue to strive to change the world. No hate, no shade, just love.”