Lady Gaga denies using gay fanbase to sell records

Washington: Lady Gaga has defended herself against claims that she is taking advantage of her gay following in a bid to boost her record sales, insisting that the accusations are nothing but ridiculous.

The ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker has long voiced her support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and has been championed for her pro-gay lyrics in songs such as ‘Born This Way’.

"(That’s) one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying in an interview with The Advocate magazine.

"I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality," she added.

And Gaga has highlighted the controversy surrounding a deal with U.S. retailer Target as evidence of her dedication to the cause.

The pop star pulled out of an exclusive contract after learning that company chiefs had previously provided financial backing to political candidates or groups believed to be anti-gay.


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