Lady Gaga Unceremoniously Booed By Fans At Perfume Launch In London
Lady Gaga is on a roll. After scandalizing a Barcelona audience during a concert at which she vomited on stage no less than four times, the singer has been behaving badly in London too.
Booked to appear at Harrods store in Knightsbridge on Sunday to launch her new perfume “Fame,” the Bad Romance singer disappointed hundreds of excited fans who waited for hours outside, when she showed up over an hour late and then barely acknowledged them.
Reportedly, the 26-year-old also refused to walk the full length of specially themed black carpet. After posing briefly for press, the singer ducked inside the store to a chorus of boos from angry fans.
Once inside, the singer presided over a tea party for 75 competition winners where they consumed on-theme black macaroons and English tea.
Onlooker Luke Reader, 18, told the UK’s The Telegraph:
“It’s quite ironic it’s called Fame because it just shows how much fame has changed her. She [Lady Gaga] couldn’t even spend five minutes talking and having some pictures taken. It’s not on.”
Sentiments echoed by Alex George, also 18, when she described the launch as “ bit of a let down,” before adding, “I’m obviously annoyed. She was late and I thought she would sign autographs and I’d be able to get a picture.”
Before her arrival at the Mohammed Al Fayed owned store the controversy-courting star posted a tweet saying:
“So excited, going to be at @Harrods in an hour! Just drove though London, so beautiful seeing all the Sunday strollers in love…”
After the launch, the singer met Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy later that same evening. Unable to leave the embassy while he fights a Swedish extradition order, a picture of Assange with Lady Gaga was posted on the singer’s website LittleMonsters.com after their meet.
“Fame,” has reportedly sold 6 million units after its US launch on September 13, making it the second fastest selling fragrance after “Coco Chanel.” The singer previously tweeted her reaction to the astonishing sales figures, saying she was “overwhelmed” by the news.
Notes in fragrance include the poisonous flower Belladonna, honey, apricot and saffron. One curious selling point of “Fame” is that the perfume, though black in color, becomes clear once sprayed. It’s the first of its kind.