Lady Gaga to ban bullies, sexual predators from her website

Lady Gaga to ban bullies, sexual predators from her website

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM PDT
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Lady Gaga has pledged to eradicate bullies, fake accounts and sexual predators from her social networking site, Little Monsters. The pop singer announced recently in a statement that she would employ a search team that will keep the site free from mischief mongers.

"I'm aware of the bullying and predatory nature of some of the new accounts being made," Gaga wrote in a statement, according to Guardian. "Although this is quite common on all social networks, that will not be the case here … I love you and want this to be a safe place for you!"

Little Monsters, which was launched in July, is an interactive site for Lady Gaga's fans where they share photos and discuss everything related to the singer. According to the site's "Monster Code", users are expected to be tolerant and respectful of each other. "Never make anyone feel unwelcome or judged," the site’s administration recommends. "Treat everyone with respect, love and acceptance."

Lady Gaga’s decision to ban bullies from her website comes in the wake of her war of words with animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Last week, in an open letter, the organization’s senior vice-president, Dan Mathews, accused the singer of being a "turncoat" for wearing animal fur.

"What happened?" he asked the famous pop star. "By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian."

"Please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose," Mathews added, referring to Gaga’s protest against fur in 2009 in which she told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres she "hates" it.

Lady Gaga, who has famously worn outfits made of meat, lashed back at PETA in a fiery statement on her website. "For all the press and such that are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank you, LOVE gaga."

In a newer post on her website, Gaga attacked campaigns and insisted she can appreciate fur coats and animal rights at the same time. "I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially I have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won't bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat…You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance."

She then took to the defense of reality TV diva Kim Kardashian, who has also been criticized and even flour-bombed for wearing fur. "Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous," she concluded.

Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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