Amidst recent tabloid criticisms of Lady Gaga’s fluctuating weight and rumors new tour costumes had been created to accommodate the singer’s fuller figure, Universal Music Group now denies it instructed Mother Monster to drop her supposed excess weight.
Although the music industry giant refused to release an official statement, NME reports a UMG source calls the weight loss mandate “nonsense.”
The announcement comes a day after Lady Gaga rallied up fans via her social media site Little Monsters to draw attention to the singer’s new body image campaign. Called “Body Revolution,” the movement encourages fans to embrace and share the physical qualities that make them unique.
“My weight/loss/gain since I was child has tormented me,” Gaga wrote in a post on the site, which was accompanied by the above unretouched photos of the pop star. “My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I’m happy. Happier than I’ve ever been. I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size.”