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Lady Gaga eviscerates invasive questions about her genitals in resurfaced Anderson Cooper interview

Reiss Smith April 13, 2020
Lady Gaga with her tongue in her cheek

Lady Gaga sucked on a diamond as she spoke to Anderson Cooper. (CBS)

Lady Gaga has been applauded by LGBT+ fans after an old video of her expertly shutting down probing questions about her genitals went viral.

The clip is taken from a 60 Seconds interview that originally aired in 2011.

At the time Gaga’s genitals were, for some reason, fodder for internet rumours and gossip, prompting Cooper to ask her outright whether she had a penis.

The singer popped a diamond in her mouth (because Gaga) and replied: “Maybe I do. Would it be so terrible?

“Why the hell am I going to waste my time and give a press release about whether or not I have a penis? My fans don’t care and neither do I.”

After the clip resurfaced on Twitter, trans fans applauded the singer for her deft handling.

Many thanked her for ‘tackling transphobia’ and helping to educate people.

Writer Shon Faye pointed out that exchanges like this are common for trans women.

Some fans pointed out that while Gaga’s response to Cooper’s question was brilliantly executed, there were other occasions where she leaned into the rumours and played them for laughs.

Lady Gaga releases new book of LGBT+ stories.

Throughout her career Gaga has stood up for the rights of LGBT+ people.

In March, she announced a new book project which will tell real-life stories celebrating “the quiet power of kindness”.

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community will be co-authored by Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation and will give a platform for everyday young people to explain “how they felt, created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and embraced kindness with every fibre of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return”.

More recently, Gaga has turned her efforts to the coronavirus pandemic, raising $35 million for the World Health Organisation with the group Global Citizen.

On Saturday (April 18) she will perform as part of One World: Together at Home, a special concert which will raise money through corporate contributions to support and equip healthcare workers.

 

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