Warning: This post contains discussion of eating disorders.
Lady Gaga reacted to a resurfaced video of Taylor Swift talking about her eating disorder.
The clip is from Taylor's 2020 documentary Miss Americana, where she said, "I don't care as much if somebody points out that I have gained weight, it's just something that makes my life better. The fact that I'm a size six instead of a size 00, that wasn't how my body was supposed to be, I just didn't really understand that at the time."
"I would have defended it to anybody who said, 'I'm concerned about you.' I was like, 'What are you talking about? Of course I eat, it's perfectly normal, I just exercise a lot.' And I did exercise a lot. But I wasn't eating."
She continued, "There's always some standard of beauty that you're not meeting. Because, if you're thin enough, then you don't have that ass that everybody wants. But if you have enough weight on you to have an ass, then your stomach isn't flat enough. It's all just fucking impossible."
As fans noted, Lady Gaga herself hopped into the comments to voice her support.
Gaga has previously shared that she has struggled with anorexia and bulimia from the age of 15. "I’m not that confident,” she said in 2013. “I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina, but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.”
You can read more about what Taylor said here.
The National Eating Disorders Association helpline is 1-800-931-2237; for 24/7 crisis support, text “NEDA” to 741741.