Taylor Swift Defends Lady Gaga Against Pregnancy Rumors: Calls for Respect and Privacy for Women’s Bodies

Swift supports Gaga against pregnancy rumors, calls for respect and privacy for women

Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JEFF KRAVITZ/FILMMAGIC; ANDREW TOTH/FILMMAGIC)
Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JEFF KRAVITZ/FILMMAGIC; ANDREW TOTH/FILMMAGIC)

In a powerful show of support, Taylor Swift has come to the defense of Lady Gaga amidst a wave of invasive pregnancy rumors.

The speculation began over the weekend after photos of Gaga, 38, celebrating her sister Natali Germanotta‘s wedding in Maine surfaced. Fans and onlookers were quick to comment on Gaga’s body, prompting her to address the rumors in a candid TikTok video.

On Wednesday, June 5, Swift, 34, took to the comments section of Gaga’s TikTok to express her disapproval of the body-shaming and speculation. “Can we all agree that it’s invasive & irresponsible to comment on a woman’s body,” Swift wrote. “Gaga doesn’t owe anyone an explanation & neither does any woman.”

In the TikTok video, Gaga humorously denied the pregnancy rumors while referencing Swift’s song “Down Bad” from her newly-released album, The Tortured Poets Department.

Taylor Swift leaves comment on Lady Gaga's TikTok. (PHOTO: LADY GAGA/TIKTOK)
Taylor Swift leaves comment on Lady Gaga’s TikTok. (PHOTO: LADY GAGA/TIKTOK)

The Chromatica artist’s video featured large text at the bottom that read, “Not pregnant — just down bad cryin at the gym,” with a close-up of her bleached eyebrows. Gaga partially lip-synced along to an audio clip, stating, “I don’t have to find an aesthetic; I am the aesthetic. I mean, I’m sure there’s somebody out here right now who is going into Pinterest trying to type up all these adjectives to describe me.”

Gaga also used the opportunity to direct her followers’ attention to more important issues, urging them to “register to vote at www.headcount.org.” She reinforced this message in the video’s caption, encouraging fans to “Register to vote or check if you’re registered EASILY at www.headcount.org.”

The rampant pregnancy rumors have been a recurring issue for Gaga, who has faced similar speculation in the past. Her makeup artist, Sarah Tanno, also addressed the situation on social media, expressing her disappointment.

In a post shared on X (formerly Twitter), Tanno wrote, “Honestly, it’s really sad that she had to address this because people were commenting about her body.”

Tanno, 43, continued, “People should not be allowed to comment on other people’s body. Fans have been saying for years that she was pregnant, just because of how she looks in certain outfits.

Why spread a rumor about somebody that you care about or love? It does affect people’s mental health. People should not be body-shaming people or assuming they are pregnant when they aren’t!”

Lady Gaga attends the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown in March 2022 in New York City. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY)
Lady Gaga attends the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown in March 2022 in New York City. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY)

She concluded her message by emphasizing that even if Gaga were pregnant, it would be nobody’s business. “Why are people obsessed with her being pregnant or not?? I don’t get it.”

This isn’t the first time Gaga has had to confront speculation about her body. In 2017, she addressed similar rumors in an Instagram post, writing, “I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do.”

The “Born This Way” singer continued, “I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed,” Gaga wrote in her 2017 post. “Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions. Thank you so much, everyone, for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, Gaga.”

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