Lady Gaga Performs In Wheelchair, Angering Disability Groups
It’s unclear what the message is, but it has not been well-received.
Roman Reed, a lobbyist for research on spinal cord injuries tweeted his bemusement with Gaga’s wheelchair stunt, however: “Dear @ladygaga how about using your celebrity status 2 try 2 get us out of wheelchairs. Instead of cruising one. Cool?!” Later he broached a tentative détente with “I like @ladygaga & would like hrr to help fund the research to get us out of our chairs like she can. Were on the Edge:-)”
Jesse Billauer, a founder of quadriplegic advocacy group Life Rolls On, also sounded off to Radar: “Since this isn’t the first time she has used a wheelchair in her performances, I invite her to learn more about the 5.6 million Americans who live with paralysis,” Jesse tells Radar. “They, like me, unfortunately, don’t use a wheelchair for shock value.”Click here for reuse options!
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