Lady Gaga has urged her Little Monsters to stop sending threats, using foul language and provoking others with hate online in the singer's name.
Her message, expressed in a blog post, comes amid the ongoing feud between Gaga and her former friend, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton.
After she accused Perez of stalking her, fans told Hilton, who had become a vocal Gaga critic prior to that, to kill himself, to die of AIDS and so on.
Deranged Gaga fans also threatened Deadmau5 after he publicly criticized the Lady Gaga nude video made with performance artist Marina Abramovic.
While “it may be difficult to hear the things that people say about me" or an industry that "builds us up to tear us down," Gaga says bullying is NOT the answer.
She stated that she is “passionate about tolerance, acceptance and kindness,” something which she promotes via her Born This Way Foundation.
Lady Gaga did NOT retract any comments or accusations about Perez, or apologize to him personally, simply telling her fans to conduct themselves appropriately:
“Sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and provoking of others on the Internet is not supported by me or anything that I stand for."
"What I’ve seen transpiring is wrong and upsetting to me ... I’ve made it very clear how I feel about equality and compassion,” says the 27-year-old.
The singer urged Twitter fans to “monitor and control abusive and threatening language," adding: “I don’t know that I am powerful enough to stop it by myself."
The feud between Gaga and Perez escalated when a fan told the singer that Hilton was at her apartment building in New York on Sunday afternoon.
She claims to have verified this with security, at which point she launched into an EPIC tirade accusing him of harassing her and putting her in danger.
Hilton, who drew attention to abusive tweets from Gaga’s followers by retweeting them, denies allegations of stalking, which he called “preposterous."
Perez claimed he and his infant son, who he recently adopted and was threatened by Little Monsters, were ironically the ones put in real danger.
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