A Staten Island politician called Lady Gaga a “slut” Monday for openly smoking what appeared to be marijuana at a recent concert, and following a day of outrage, repeated the slur on Tuesday.
“There’s Gaga. Here’s this, this, I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children,” Borough President James Molinaro said on Monday, according to the Staten Island Advance. “My niece has two daughters, 12 and 14, they love this woman. Why? Why? So we have a job to do with these actresses, these actors, these ball players. They use drugs as it’s nothing. We shouldn’t praise them. We shouldn’t honor them. We should really hit them….
To me, she’s not an actress, she’s a slut, in the pure word, in the pure meaning of the word.”
At the time of comments, Molinaro was pointing to photos of the not-actress lighting what appears to be a marijuana cigarette at an Amsterdam concert last week. The photos were displayed alongside a poster that said: “Stop glorifying drug use in the media.”