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?

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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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