Lady Gaga Was Born This Way...Kind of

MakenzieR on 13 Apr 2011 at 12:00am

Lady Gaga slams plastic surgery in the May issue of "Harper's Bazaar."

"I think promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification," she says in the interview.

But she's more than ready to defend the rumored implant/prosthetic protrusions on her body: "They're not prosthetics. They're my bones. They come out when I'm inspired. They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am." Seriously?

So a mother of three who gets a tummy tuck because she can't rid herself of that extra skin (mind you she's not a superstar who can afford personal trainers) is harming herself more than someone who implants horns or spikes to a part of his/her body? Isn't it all insecurity and self-expression?

People who get body modification are in some way saying that they are not content with their body. They are changing what was naturally given to them. Whether it's by adding a colorful tattoo or altering the shape of your nose, the statement to the world is that you wanted to change something about your appearance. 

I'm not saying everyone does body modification for the exact same reason. But a woman who feels she is a man on the inside and has a sex change is uncomfortable with the body she was given. A woman who feels like a pre-teen when she puts on a bikini and opts for breast implants is uncomfortable with the body she was given. 

Why should we judge the difference?

Lady Gaga born this way

See pictures and preview the interview at

Had to add this new video from Weird Al -- we seem to be on the same page.


Comments (2)

Yes, she was famously quoted in US Weekly saying that the key to her skinny frame is starvation. Willing to risk her health to fit society's notion of sexy...

I completely agree. I am a little disappointed that she would so quickly say that people who have plastic surgery are insecure. Some people just want to improve themselves and be able to wear clothes without being so self conscious. I am sorry but if she wasn't self conscious or didn't care what others though of her body than she wouldn't have lost so much weight? Right? She has lost a lot since she first came into the scene. With that said, everyone wants to improve their self image and no one should be made feel bad for doing so.