Washington, November 3: Lady Gaga, who admitted to packing on the pounds in a mid-September radio interview, feels she is being unfairly criticized for not maintaining a perfect physique.
The 'Born This Way' hitmaker has since started a "Body Revolution" on her Little Monsters website, where she asked people to embrace their figures and focus on inner beauty.
When the 26-year-old spoke with Stylist UK about the movement, she drew attention to another famously curvy musician - Adele.
"I was acutely aware of some photos on the internet-my mom called me and was like, 'Did you gain weight?'-everybody was telling me about it, and I didn't really care," Us magazine quoted her as saying.
"I thought, well I don't really care if they think I'm fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds.
"Adele is bigger than me-how come nobody says anything about it? She's so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of woman.
"I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people," she said.
The Grammy winner wishes more women would be supportive and encouraging instead of critical and demeaning.
"We should all make an effort to be nice to one another all the time," Gaga added. (ANI)