Ed. Note: We are not implying that ALL Little Monsters insulted Adele on Twitter nor that Lady Gaga’s fans are the only people doing so (fans of Britney Spears and Katy Perry are in this particular game as well). The reason we chose to shine a spotlight on certain Monsters insulting Adele is because doing so is so incredibly inconsistent with Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying message.
Listen Little Monsters, we know you’re less than thrilled that Lady Gaga didn’t score as many nominations for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards as you may have wanted or expected, but do you think she’d be pleased that you are attacking the appearance of a singer who did score some nods?
It’s less paws up than claws out. It’s also a pretty poor reflection of the message Mother Monster preaches.
After Adele, whose 21 is top-selling album of the year by far, scored an impressive seven VMA nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video, and Gaga scored only one major nomination – Best Female Video for “Born This Way” – the pop star’s fans started getting personal on Twitter.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and we totally get not being happy when your favorite artist doesn’t get the love you think they deserve, but Adele’s weight has nothing to do with anything, and insulting it isn’t going to change Lady Gaga’s number of nominations and represents the kind of bullying that Gaga has decried.
We think Lady Gaga is probably mortified right now – not because she didn’t sweep the VMA nominations, but because of her fans’ reactions. They’re not engaging in any kind of civil debate, they are reaching for the easy insult. It’s the very thing Lady Gaga rails against. She stands in front of stadiums around the world singing, “I’m beautiful in my way, cause God makes no mistakes, I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way,” and preaches a message of unconditional acceptance.
Except if you are overweight, it seems, then all bets are off.
Grow up, you’re starting to act like real Monsters!
(See, we love Little Monsters in the MTV Newsroom. We’ll let them explain why we were disappointed when we saw those tweets.)