The Internet exploded with criticism Friday after a performance by Lady Gaga at the NSFW Music Festival in Winslow, Arizona, in which a homeless man wet defecated on her head.
Gaga was premiering the title track to her new album “Derelique” when halfway through the song Gaga sat on the stage and a pantless, dirty man in tattered clothing pulling a shopping cart straddled her head and oozed what appeared to be several gallons of a brown, chunky liquid over her head, face and body.
Minutes later fellow singer Demi Lovato lashed out in a Twitter post “Does Gaga think homeless people who just ate out of a dumpster and are experiencing severe abdominal disruption is funny?”.
After the show Lady Gaga responded “What we were doing was making a statement. No, it was pure entertainment. Then again I think it was performance art. Yes, it was artistic. Artistic expression with a strong identity. I was bringing art and music together in a spirit of artistic rebellion.”
Gaga added “I can’t help it if poor people don’t understand art.”
Later Lovato Tweeted “Whats next for Gaga, ridiculing people of color with irritable bowel syndrome?”