Lady Gaga Apologizes for Using the Word ‘Retarded’

Over-the-top performer, Lady Gaga, is use to controversy but not like this. Recently, the singer has received media backlash after using the word “retarded” in an interview. Gaga has since realized how offensive the comment may be to fans and has issued a public apology.

The highly-criticized statement was made in a recent interview with NME magazine. Gaga was venting about speculation that her single, “Born This Way” was a rip-off of Madonna’s iconic hit, “Express Yourself.”

An aggravated Lady Gaga expressed, “I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded. What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about.”

Later realizing what she had said, Gaga spoke to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton saying, “I consider it part of my life’s work and music to push the boundaries of love and acceptance. My apologies for not speaking thoughtfully. To anyone that was hurt, please know that it was furiously unintentional. An honest mistake, requires honesty to make.”

Do you think Lady Gaga’s statement was that offensive? Are people being overly sensitive or should the singer have monitored her rant a little better?

Regardless, her willingness to accept responsibility for her actions is definitely admirable.


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