Lady Gaga Causes Worldwide Outrage With ‘Tasteless’ Instagram Post

Lady Gaga has caused outrage with a 'tasteless' Instagram post.
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Lady Gaga has caused outrage with a ‘tasteless’ Instagram post.

The ‘Born This Way’ singer, 37 is one of the biggest artists of this century – with smash hits such as ‘Just Dance’, ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Telephone’.

The ‘Poker Face’ singer has also won an Oscar for the A Star Is Born soundtrack – which she starred in too – and has branched out into acting with appearances in films including House Of Gucci and the upcoming Joker: Folie à Deux.

Despite Lady Gaga’s huge popularity, a recent career move has seen her face a wave of backlash.

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The ‘Shallow’ artist took to Instagram recently to announce a new collaboration with a brand – something that most celebrities do.

In this post, Gaga – whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – informs fans about migraines she has suffered with since childhood.

She uploaded a photo of herself performing on stage with her hand on her head, alongside the caption: “Ever since childhood, I’ve dealt with migraine pain.”

The American Horror Story actress then explains how after she took the Pfizer drug Nurtec ODT and it made her migraines go away.

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She continues: “When I tried Nurtec® ODT (rimegepant) 75 mg for the first time, I’ll never forget wishing I had found it sooner.

“That’s why I’m proud to partner with Nurtec ODT.

“We’re in this together. If you’re ready to speak to a doctor, ask about Nurtec ODT today.”

Lady Gaga proceeds to give details about the drug – along with adding two more pictures that provide safety information.

Despite the post having over 260,000 likes, fans are upset that the ‘Alejandro’ artist has chosen to promote a medicine on her social media channels.


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One person says: “No. Just no. What the hell is this?? The nonstop makeup posts are bad enough.”

Someone else adds: “Really bummed about this. I get it, a check is a check but why support Pfizer?

“You don’t need the money, they don’t need you to promote this. It all seems weird. I appreciate all you do babe and I wish you hadn’t taken this particular one.”

A third comments: “This is complete sell-out behaviour. Peddling a drug for a big pharma company. How much are they paying you?”

“Baby you don’t need money this badly,” expresses another fan.

A fifth person pens: “This ad is shocking and tasteless. Health is not a consumer good. We don’t sell medicines as if they were iPhones or Oreos.

“Health should be accessible to all and be prescribed by Doctors, not pop stars. Wtf.”

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Lady Gaga is not the first celebrity to promote Nurtec as Whoopi Goldberg and Khloé Kardashian have previously promoted it.

Along with endorsing the brand on her social media, the pop star has also spoken about her experiences with migraines on the Pfizer website.

Discussing how she lived with it, Lady Gaga reveals: “I would be in bed for days with tremendous pain in my head, behind my eyes, and all throughout my face.

“I couldn’t read or have any lights on, and I needed to be alone in a quiet room for hours that could lead to days until the pain subsided.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.