Lady Gaga has responded in an Instagram post to a Catholic website’s criticism of her and other celebrities. More details have also emerged recently about Gaga’s upcoming album “LG5.”
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As she continues work on her upcoming album, Lady Gaga has responded via Instagram to a post on a Catholic website criticizing her and other Christian celebrities for being hypocritical because of the lifestyles the stars lead.
The website responded to Gaga’s post with a respectful and conciliatory statement.
Catholic-Link called out the star by name in a post titled “From Lady Gaga to Steph Curry: 5 Things to Remember When Celebrities Share Their Faith.” Discussing the growing practice of celebrities “sharing Bible verses, quoting priests, and singing Christian music while at the same time still leading a typical Hollywood lifestyle void of Christian values such as modesty and purity,” the post questioned the stars’ supposed hypocrisy in what it refers to as a “trend.”
Gaga took umbrage and responded with a pointed Instagram post reminding the writer that Jesus was nonjudgmental and socialized with sinners as well as saints.
“We are not just ‘celebrities.’ We are humans and sinners, children, and our lives are not void of values because we struggle. We are as equally forgiven as our neighbor. God is never a trend no matter who the believer.”
Rather than snap back at Gaga and continue the debate, the website instead issued a seemingly starstruck and conciliatory statement that their post “was not aimed at judging you; rather it was an effort to help Catholics to have a balanced and positive view of when celebrities publicly share their faith.”
“What you wrote is absolutely beautiful,” it added. “It is one of the most touching comments we have ever read. Know that we will be praying that experience of God’s mercy continue to grow and bear fruits for you, for the people that you love, and all of your followers.”
It’s refreshing to see that the exchange of different views on social media didn’t have to escalate into a “Twitter War” and that the two parties involved were able to express their feelings without regressing to name-calling and other insults being hurled.
In other Lady Gaga news, producer Mark Ronson just spilled more beans on her upcoming album, LG5, which he is currently working on with the pop star. Ronson claims the followup to 2013’s Artpop will take a different direction from the big electronic production of its predecessor and is set to be a “very honest, authentic, kind of analog record” for which she is learning a new skill: playing the guitar.
That doesn’t mean that Gaga is abandoning her talent for creating incredibly catchy dance/pop songs, as she is also reportedly collaborating again with her former hit-making producer and songwriting partner RedOne, who helped create some of her biggest early hits such as “Just Dance,” “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face.”
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