Gaga joins call for Twitter and other social media to monitor hate
Lady Gaga is the latest to call for Twitter and other social media platforms to “monitor and control abusive and threatening language”.
First she called him a stalker. Then her fans began swarming his twitter feed with death threats. Then she called for compassion, noting that it may be difficult at times "to hear the things that people say and write about me, or the nature of the industry that builds us up to tear us down, I feel the need to address you all here on behalf of the Born This Way Foundation.." Read entire statement here.
A public falling out with former friend celebrity blogger Perez Hilton brought out the vicious among Gaga's "little monsters", and then the star said it was out of her control.
Now she's joined a growing group to whom social media's shown an ugly side, noting that she can't stop the hateful comments on her own. After she called him a stalker, Perez and his family received death threats.
“Sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me or anything that I stand for. What I’ve seen transpiring is wrong and upsetting to me, and I’ve made it very clear how I feel about equality and compassion," she told fans in her statement.
But one thing Gaga's public fight with Perez has proven is that it's easier to get the hating started than it is to make it stop.