Lady Gaga Called a Drug-Glorifying "Slut" By Staten Island Borough President

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James P. Molinaro just pissed off 25 million Little Monsters and possibly women everywhere. The Staten Island borough president called Lady Gaga a slut yesterday.

In what context, you ask?

Beautiful Lady Gaga

To kick off an anti-drug abuse initiative, Molinaro showed off a poster-sized photo of Gaga smoking marijuana on stage in Amsterdam (where it is legal) this month. He said:

"We have to understand there's a tremendous influence with our youth, which I didn't have as a youth. And there's the influence right there. Stop glorifying drug use."

"There's Gaga. Here's this ... I'd call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children."

Putting aside his point about marijuana and the obvious counterpoints - weed is legal in the Netherlands, so she broke no laws, and if you don't want Gaga influencing your kids, don't send them to Gaga concerts - the use of "slut" is beyond absurd.

Not according to Molinaro, though. He looked it up!

"Looking up the word 'slut' to see if it was properly used before I used it, it said 'improper conduct,'" Molinaro told the New York Times.

"Now, isn't it improper for someone who is so high profile to be smoking reefer in front of children? I have grandnieces that idolize her - 12 and 13 years old - and it's ridiculous."

"You see these young girls walking around on Halloween with her outfit on."

It's true that the Random House dictionary definition notes that in the 15th century, the word was used to describe "a woman given to immoral or improper conduct."

However, here in 2012, it implies sexual promiscuity, something Gaga has never been associated with; she's in a monogamous relationship with Chicago Fire's Taylor Kinney now.

Molinaro lost his son to an overdose in 2006, and one can certainly respect his anti-drug efforts as a public official to spare other families that unthinkable tragedy.

Nevertheless, his word choice makes unfair assumptions about Lady Gaga's private life and perpetuates misogyny, while singling out a relatively harmless incident no less.

Meanwhile, "slut" Lady Gaga revealed her ongoing struggle with eating disorders and offering support to young men and women who might be experiencing devastating body issues.

What a horrible individual.

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So wait, she's not a slut because of her stage acts where she gets practically naked and rubs up against men and women, puts on garish hypersexualized costumes that you're supposed to read as sexually stimulating in some way, and that she talks about sex a lot between sets? It's just drug use that makes her a slut?
I think, if you're going to call someone a slut, you'd be a lot better off pointing out actual slut things instead of drugs.

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Marijuana is not a "drug." It is a plant, Eff him. And also,why is he calling her a slut? What does he know about her personal life? And besides, how does he define the word "slut"?I'd rather be a slut than an ignoramous.

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@ Eve

He know damn well that he was not referring to her by the definition in the dictionary. HE is just trying to justify what he said. I don't think that in this day in age that when someone calls someone a slut they mean that they are immoral. They mean you are nasty and you sleep around. In that case he should have had a lot more peoples face on posters. I understand that he lost his son due to an overdose. Was his son a slut according to the dictionary meaning? I like Gaga and just because she smokes marijuana doesn't make her a slut. A lot of peple smoke marijuana. Ha!Ha!. She is a very passionate person and she does talk to young ladies and others about an eating disorder that she once had. She is a good person. Lady Gaga keep doing you and continue to reach to the top.

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@ CARAMEL96

"Was his son a slut according to the dictionary meaning?" No, because his son was not a woman.

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You know it never ceases to amaze and disappoint me at how a supposed adult whose obviously trying to make a point about celebrity and being a role model to then resort to childish name-calling. Look I'm sorry that he lost his child to drug addiction but he could've simply said that he didn't agree with GA Ga's lifestyle choice of doing drugs in front of young and impressionable children and left it at that. He didn't have to be an asshole about it. When will people grow up?

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Harsh words! Ones that will probably be ignored by Gaga! She pretty mich makes her own rules and thumbs her nose at those she doesn't like.

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What about Katy Perry? The ho is on my kids channels with her hooker clothes, playing with kids and such. Seems kind of like pedophile.

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I love it when people try to force their misguided and misinformed morality down my throat because it makes them feel better about their own personal mistakes and tragedies.

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Would he have said that she was "glorifying drugs" if she'd been enjoying a glass of wine instead? Marijuana is FAR safer than alcohol so if drinking a glass of wine isn't "glorifying drugs" then smoking a joint isn't either! We need to end the failed and deadly marijuana prohibition and legalize marijuana like beer and wine!