Lady Gaga praises Taylor Swift for talking about her eating disorder

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Lady Gaga praises Taylor Swift for talking about her eating disorder

Lady Gaga applauded Taylor Swift for speaking out about her eating disorder in a new clip from her 2020 documentary Miss Americana.

“It’s really brave everything you said 🖤 wow,” the “Bad Romance” singer commented under TikTok video containing a clip from a Netflix documentary.

In the video, Swift candidly talked about how she “gradually” developed an eating disorder after becoming famous at such a young age.

“I’m so much happier with who I am… I don’t care that much if someone notices that I’ve gained weight, it’s just something that makes my life better,” she said. “The fact that I wear a size 6 instead of a double zero… I mean, that’s not what my body was supposed to look like.”

Lady Gaga's comment on TikTok.
Gaga showed her support under a video posted on TikTok.

In her slimmest form, Swift revealed that she “didn’t eat” and “exercised a lot”, trying to fit into beauty standards – which she later realized was “impossible”.

“There’s always some standard of beauty that you don’t meet because if you’re thin enough, you don’t have that… that everyone wants. But if you’re wearing so much weight that you have a-, then your belly isn’t flat enough. It’s all just fucking impossible.

Taylor Swift in pink pajamas.

Swift has been open about her body image issues in her Netflix documentary.

Taylor Swift in a gold top with red lipstick.

her body image issues in her Netflix documentary.


The conversation struck a chord with Gaga, who was also battling bulimia and anorexia.

In 2012, the “Born This Way” singer spoke at a conference titled “It’s Our Turn” and shared her story after a young girl in the audience revealed she too was struggling with an eating disorder.

“I threw up all the time in high school,” said Gaga. “It’s really hard, but you need to talk to someone about it.”

Lady Gaga all in black.
The singer of “Born This Way” also struggled with an eating disorder.
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She continued: “Weight is still a struggle. In every movie I’m in, every magazine cover, they stretch you – they make you perfect. This is not real life… Let me say this about girls: The diet wars must end. Just knock it all out. Because it ultimately affects children your age. And that makes girls sick.”

If you or someone you know struggles with an eating disorder, contact the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) at 1-800-931-2237.

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