Lady Gaga nicknamed her fans "little monsters" and they live up to their name. This morning, it was revealed that several of her fans have written an angry letter to GLAAD. They believe that Madonna shouldn't be giving an award to Anderson Cooper because, get this -- she is responsible for spreading the AIDS virus. They also believe Lady Gaga is the true gay rights activist and should be the one presenting the award.
Here is the letter:
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.
Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters
What Lady Gaga and her fans don't realize is that Madonna -- at the peak of her superstardom -- took a stand against homophobia during a time where gay people were being treated like terrorists. She explored sexuality through her work, but always preached safe sex. She did this through her concert performances, album inserts, etc. Madonna did this during the time when the religious right said gay people deserve to die of AIDS and that in order to stop preventing AIDS, people should just stop having sex.
Not all of Lady Gaga's fans are this ignorant, but a small vocal minority are not only making all of Lady Gaga's fans look bad, but helping fuel the backlash against Lady Gaga as well.