Lady Gaga has issued a statement about her feud with once-upon-a-time BFF/blogger Perez Hilton because things are getting out of hand.
Hilton is known for openly speaking his mind and lately he’s been criticizing the “Applause” singer saying her latest single is “meh” and pointing out it’s lack of success on the Billboard charts.
What really sent Lady Gaga over the edge was hearing that Hilton was apartment hunting in NYC in her current apartment building.
She tweeted, "@perezhilton STAY AWAY FROM ME MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!"
"DO I NEED TO BE SHOT IT IN THE HEAD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HARASSES ME HAS GONE TOO FAR? IM A HUMAN BEING"
According to a Hollywood Reporter source, Hilton was already looking into the apartment without any knowledge of Lady Gaga residing there.
Hilton issued out his own statement on his own blog, entitled “A Statement on Lady Gaga’s Lies”.
Gaga’s fans aka Little Monsters were staying true to their name attacking Hilton on Twitter, one used the hashtag #OperationKillThePig, they told him to commit suicide, and even threatened to kidnap his brand new baby boy.
All of the online hatred caused Lady Gaga to put out a statement reassuring fans that she doesn’t support this behavior.
Hopefully this can be put behind them and Lady Gaga can focus on prepping for the opening act for MTV’s upcoming VMAs.
Take a look at Lady Gaga's official statement:
A MESSAGE FROM GAGA
POSTED ON AUGUST 19, 2013
I’ve said this to the fans time and time again, whether it be in person or in tweets, as well as the through the message and campaign of the Born This Way Foundation. My mother and I are passionate about tolerance, acceptance, and kindness, and I’ve made it a point early in my career to make it known that this is what I stand for as an artist.
While it may be difficult at times to hear the things that people say and write about me, or the nature of the industry that builds us up to tear us down, I feel the need to address you all here on behalf of the Born This Way Foundation.
Sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me or anything that I stand for. What I’ve seen transpiring is wrong and upsetting to me, and I’ve made it very clear how I feel about equality and compassion.
I know how angry you feel sometimes, and I know that when they say things about me you feel that they are saying them about you as well. But music is about love, and is about sharing in the magic of theater. Although pop culture and society have become more negative and critical of the artist over the years, by engaging in this negativity you are allowing it to spread.
I ask you to take a pledge with me to continue the change toward positivity, and to recognize that this behavior is wrong. We are stronger than this. We know what we stand for, and what we stand for is bravery. I know this because what I see on the internet is not what I see at my shows. People deal with their insecurities in many different ways. The anonymous nature of social media has made it easy for many to vent their anger by bullying others with no recourse or accountability. But this is not a healthy way to handle your emotions.
This is exactly what my mother and I aim to teach with the Born This Way Foundation. Promoting skill building and mental health awareness that provides another outlet for your feelings. Put it in your art, put it in your music, put it in your creativity. Stop the Drama, Start the Music.
I also ask that Twitter and other social media platforms support this effort to monitor and control abusive and threatening language, as I don’t know that I am powerful enough to stop it myself. Please represent me and our community with the values we cherish and live by.
I love you.