Lady Gaga's 'occasional' drug use questioned by Boy George
Image Credit: PR Photos; Kevin Mazur/WireImage.comEighties pop icon Boy George has a few questions after reading Lady Gaga‘s Vanity Fair September cover story. In it, she reveals several things, most shockingly that she sometimes uses cocaine. “I won’t lie; it’s occasional,” she says.” And when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year.”
In his latest Paper Magazine blog, the former Culture Club star questioned Gaga’s remarks. A former drug addict himself, George wants to know what “occasional” means and why the extravagant talent is confessing such a thing.
“If Lady Gaga were about to be exposed as a drug user I would understand her recent confession to Vanity Fair that she is an ‘occasional’ coke sniffer,” he says in his blog. “But why offer up this information on a whim? Could it be that her use of coke is not so ‘occasional’? As a recovering addict who knows how dangerous ‘occasional’ use is, I can think of no reason for Gaga to reveal this to her young audience.” George went on to say that his mother might have the answer as to why the chart-topping starlet let the ugly cat out of the bag.
“My mum had the best take on this,” he says. “[She said,] ‘She’s reached the stage where she feels untouchable, you all get there—you did, son.’ I can’t argue with that!”
George also added: “One has to wonder how much of a grip Gaga has on things. Up until now she has seemed almost annoyingly professional and focused and this seems out of character! Isn’t saying your an ‘occasional’ drug taker a bit like saying you’re bisexual? That usually means you’re raving!”
What do you think: Should Gaga have kept that info to herself? Is it Boy’s prerogative to question her? Let us know.
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