Lady Gaga Says Sorry for “Retard” Comment

Posted by PZ on April 21st, 2011


Lady Gaga has apologized for using the word “retard” in a derogatory manner. Gaga dropped the r-bomb when responding to comments that her “Born This Way” single was a plagiarism of Madonna’s previous hit, “Express Yourself.” In an official statement, Gaga said sorry for using the word:

“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,”

She then quoted her song Born This Way to conclude her apology:

“Whether life’s disabilities, left you outcast bullied or teased, rejoice and love yourself today.”

The comment which an outraged Gaga made to the claims that her song was a rip-off went as follows:

“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.”

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