Lady Gaga, who has faced a week of open criticism for gaining weight, confronted detractors Tuesday the best way she knows how: by rallying her legion of fans and also revealing something personal, a battle with eating disorders.
After an Amsterdam concert displayed a fuller-figured Gaga, blogs ignited with comments and side-by-side comparisons of her shape. A radio interview saw the singer admit she'd put on more than 20 pounds, by her count.
"I'm dieting right now because I gained, like, 25 pounds," she said. "I really don't feel bad about it, not even for a second."
Still, discourse continued over her size, prompting the "Born This Way" singer to take to her social media platform Little Monsters, sharing photos of herself in her underwear and admitting body struggles from her teen years.