Lady Gaga's Painful Childhood Is Detailed in Her Mom's Essay
Lady Gaga carries her dog Asia in her arms while arriving at LAX Airport in an all black outfit on Thursday (April 16) in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old singer’s mom Cynthia Germanotta recently wrote an article for The Daily Beast to talk about their Born This Way Foundation and open up about Gaga‘s painful childhood.
“When my daughter Stefani—who most people know as Lady Gaga—was a child, she had to learn painful lessons about the dangers of cruelty and the importance of kindness,” she wrote. “She was creative and unequivocally her own person, but her peers didn’t always appreciate the things that made her unique—and different. As a result, they would sometimes taunt, humiliate, or exclude her. It was hurtful for her to experience and heartbreaking for me to watch.”
“But this mean-spirited treatment did more than sting in the moment—it shook Stefani’s confidence,” she added. “The persistent, thoughtless cruelty of her peers caused Stefani to question her identity and self-worth. That self-doubt, in turn, led to anxiety, depression, and destructive behavior. What in isolation may have been viewed as casually dispensed insults or ‘harmless pranks’ accumulated over time, causing a ripple effect that ate away at her emotional well-being.”
Read more from the article now on TheDailyBeast.com!
FYI: Gaga is wearing an Eugenia Kim hat.