Lady Gaga Mistakes Mariachi Festival For Pride Parade

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For many, the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage has been a time for celebration.

And with 26 million people using the Facebook app to add a rainbow filter over their profile picture, it is easy to assume that all celebrations are in support of the Supreme Court’s decision.

However, Lady Gaga discovered that not every party was a pride celebration.

Lady Gaga Gay Pride

Showing off her support for marriage equality, Lady Gaga shared an Instagram photo of a huge crowd of people below her Chicago apartment balcony.

"Watching over Chicago Pride from my apartment and smiling so big," Gaga wrote. "So many happy people. Happy pride!" 

In the picture, she poses shirtless with “Gay Pride” written across her chest and stomach.

But the problem is it wasn’t a pride celebration.  It was the Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival.


The Mariachi Festival held at Jay Pritzker Pavillion at Millennium Park.  It was organized to honor Mexican folk music.

Lady Gaga’s mistake was first noticed by The Mariachi Heritage Foundation.  They shared it on their Facebook page, writing “‘So many people’ she says!”

Later, they poked a little fun at Gaga by photo shopping a sombrero on her head and “Mariachi” on her chest.

Despite her misunderstanding of the event’s purpose, people are still happy to see Gaga being an activist.

"This is just about the coolest things I ever saw. It feels good to know how many of my friends and loved ones are out celebrating and feeling valued," she captioned another picture.

Gaga is known for her activism.  In early June, Lady Gaga wrote an op/ed supporting New York's sexual assault policy.  And she is widely-known for her support of the LGBT community.

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