Kirstie Alley Comes To Lady Gaga’s Defense Over Weight Gain Scrutiny

Actress Kirstie Alley has been through literal ups-and-downs on the weight scale throughout her career, so it only makes sense that the 61-year-old would come to the defense of singer Lady Gaga after the latter has been scrutinized for her apparent weight gain, her eating-disorder confession, and the “Body Revolution” movement that she started on Facebook.

“Most of my career I was pretty lean, so when I gained the weight, obviously people [noticed],” the former Fat Actress star told People. “With [Lady Gaga], she gains [25] pounds and it becomes this huge thing.”

The 26-year-old Gaga recently admitted her weight gain to radio host Elvis Duran last month, following up with a Marilyn Monroe quote posted to her website which reads: “To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.”

Alley, who has also been scrutinized for weight gain in the past, agrees with that perspective:

“It’s Hollywood that is obsessed with weight. I think everyone should try to be healthy. Lean is better than not lean, but I think we send a horrible message to the world, especially to girls.”

Alley also takes issue with the amount of weight Gaga has gained, contrasted with the level of criticism she has received. The Dancing with the Stars all-star contestant says that the two are severely out of whack:

“She was so freaking skinny that [25] pounds would make her a what, size 2? There’s an insanity here. I know it’s a pressure on her. I know it is. It’s really hard to play that game.”

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