Even though Madonna has always stressed the importance of condoms, a Lady Gaga fan group – which in January made offensive comments about the issue of HIV in the gay community now claims Madonna “encouraged gay men to have unprotected sex” during the 1980s.

Lady Gaga fan blog Little Monster Artpop posted an open letter to American gay rights group GLAAD – which has since been removed – saying the decision to ask Madonna to present CNN presenter Anderson Cooper with GLAAD’S Vito Russo award is “an insult to a true gay rights activist like Lady Gaga.”

The letter said:

Dear GLAAD:

It has come to the attention to Little Monsters everywhere that you are letting Madonna give an award to Anderson Cooper. Not only is this an insult to a true gay rights activist like Lady Gaga, but it insults every gay man and woman on this planet.

Madonna is one of the major reasons for AIDS. Back in the 1980’s, she encouraged gay men to have unprotected sex. While she certainly didn’t start the disease, she and her lack of morals helped it spread.

Please rethink your choice of having Madonna as a presenter. If you don’t, we Little Monsters will strike back in a way you won’t like.

Sincerely,

Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters

It isn’t the first time Little Monster Artpop has made outrageous claims about Madonna and the issue of HIV in the gay community. On 26 January the group said in a post – which since been deleted:

“Madonna told her fans that it was okay to go out and screw anybody and anything…Many gay men listened to her, had unsafe sex, and contracted AIDS. They died. They were so stupid to listen to such a slut that their death was karma.”