A couple of years ago, when asked how she kept herself so slim, Lady Gaga responded, “I’m on a very strict healthy pop star diet. I don’t eat bread, just vegetables and salad and fish. Eating like that is much better for me anyway but on Sundays I sometimes eat pasta.” Months later, she allowed Harley Pasternak to come out of the closet as her personal trainer and dietician. And if you’ve been on Pasternak’s 5-Factor diet, as I have, you can attest to the fact that even though you’re eating 5 times a day, it often feels like you’re not eating at all. That said, it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Back then, it seemed people recognized the tongue-in-cheek humour behind the notion of a “pop star diet.” So it’s a little surprising that people got so offended by the following tweet:
Us Magazine‘s Ariana Finlayson – who’s an expert at telling us when Ashley Judd’s face looks puffy (or Lara Flynn Boyle‘s, for that matter), when Vanessa Lachey eats something, or what Mark Wahlberg’s body looks like – used her journalistic superpowers to report on Lady Gaga’s outraged fans.
Though Ms. Finlayson said the singer’s tweet “could be taken as a pro-anorexic statement,” it bears mentioning that Lady Gaga acknowledges eating a salad. And though she’s dreaming of a cheeseburger (which is par for the course when you’re on any diet), her tweet seems more like a not-so-subtle, if ironic condemnation of the difficult standards celebrities – especially females – have to maintain.
Of course, Ms. Finlayson’s the one getting paid to write this shit. Me? I’m pro bono.
Source: Us Weekly
Writer: Ariana Finlayson