Lady Gaga is taking some heat for not urging her fans on social media to back off attacking David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones. A report takes issue with the fact that Gaga hasn’t stood up for Jones following a tweet he posted after her Grammy tribute to his father on-stage.
In case anyone forgot, Duncan tweeted: “’overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.; Damn it! What IS that word!?”
Duncan Jones tweeted the definition of “gaga.”
“overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
This got the Little Monsters all riled up and Fishwrapper notes that the insults and attacks towards Jones have been horrendous. To make matters worse, Gaga hasn’t done anything about it.
Among the many tweets aimed at Duncan Jones by Lady Gaga fans include:
“How terrible of you. How could you be so rude to someone who looked up to your dad and did her best when she was called to act?”
“At least @ladygaga isn’t a professional failure like you are.”
“You’re too ashamed to even take his name, so why would you care and what are you even whingeing about?”
“Were you raised in a barn? Or just totally devoid of all basic common courtesy, manners and morals?”
“he’s just a stupid boy need attention”
“Shading? What about saying thanks? She did her best to honor her idol and she was AMAZING! You are delusional.”
The report lashes out at Lady Gaga for not better defending David Bowie’s son. True, he wasn’t especially fond of her tribute to his father and let it be known on social media, but he doesn’t deserve the vitriolic attacks coming from Gaga’s fans after losing his father. It’s unclear why Gaga hasn’t stepped up to ask her fans to tone it down a bit. Surely, most of them would listen to her.
Lady Gaga recently interviewed with NPR about the inspiration she drew from David Bowie when she was younger.
“I was 19 years old, and it just changed my perspective on everything, forever. It was an image that changed my life,” Gaga said of Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album cover.
“I feel like my whole career is a tribute to David Bowie,” she said.