Lady Gaga Agrees to Interview With Piers Morgan After He Questions Her PTSD and Rape
Morgan asserted the singer's PTSD claims were "vain-glorious nonsense" and claimed outrage that she would use this to "promote" herself.
Lady Gaga recently opened up about her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual assault and previous traumas, all of which Piers Morgan has basically called B.S. Now the two are setting up an interview to debate the merits of Gaga's claims.
Gaga first revealed that she faces PTSD on a segment for Today in which she visited the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ youth in New York. She followed that up with a letter posted to her Born This Way Foundation website, elaborating on the disorder. Most recently, she thanked Madonna for her "brave and strong" Billboard Women in Music acceptance speech, which touched on issues of feminism, misogyny and more.
Morgan, meanwhile, wasn't buying any of it. First he responded to Gaga's PTSD claims, asserting it was "vain-glorious nonsense" and claiming outrage that she would use this to "promote" herself. He went on to state that Gaga and Madonna's "allegations" of rape are simply that, since they did not file any police reports.
No, soldiers returning from battlefields do.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
Enough of this vain-glorious nonsense. https://t.co/WR2ODolv8v
I come from a big military family.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
It angers me when celebrities start claiming 'PTSD' about everything to promote themselves. https://t.co/IeSiGQkOjb
No.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
Lady Gaga & Madonna have both made ALLEGATIONS of rape many years after the event.
No police complaint, no charges, no court case. https://t.co/N8oWjcMKAC
I don't think all claims of rape should be necessarily accepted as fact without proper criminal investigation, do you? https://t.co/ogFjSUmgTU— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
I wouldn't automatically believe anything either Madonna or Lady Gaga claimed about their lives. https://t.co/4JJcP17cjp— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 12, 2016
Eventually, Gaga responded, tweeting with a respectful but assertive tone, offering to help educate him and his viewers about why women often don't report rape. Naturally, he agreed. They will also discuss that PTSD is "not just a 'military' disorder," as Gaga put it.
No interview officially has been announced yet.
@piersmorgan I've work w/ our VP Joe Biden on helping educate people about why women don't report, would love to share it w/ you some time.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
OK, you're on.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
Let's do an interview about this & you can tell me why I'm wrong to be sceptical. https://t.co/CFLOL06Emq
@piersmorgan would also love to talk with you about PTSD, that it's not just a "military" disorder. There is a mental health youth epidemic.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan if anyone in your family suffers from it, I pray they have more good days than bad. It has affected me & my whole family.❤️✌️— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it's a very serious thing.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
I also know people who claim to have it but clearly don't.
Let's talk... https://t.co/ZTk5mSZLBt
@piersmorgan Let's do that & yes Mr. Morgan, I can handle u. Suprised you would question that. Was that the 1st question of our interview?— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan if you continue to shame me in the process of kindly agreeing to interview w/ u I'll happily do the interview with someone else— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.