“I look at Gaga and I think, ‘How does she do it?’ I talk to her mum and dad about it. They worry. She is frail, and she doesn’t eat when she should do, and she’s a girl, and it’s tougher for a girl. She works really hard. She will be in Denmark one night and Saudi Arabia the next. I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes.”
Um, this is sweet and all, and I’m glad that Lady Gaga has people who care about her, but isn’t it a little weird and uncomfortable how Elton talks about her like she’s ten years old? She’s not a frail, tiny girl who needs the adults in her life to keep a close eye on her. She’s a 26-year-old woman who is wildly successful and has managed to take care of herself for a good few years. She’s not like Britney and Lindsay and all the other celebrities who need to be looked after: she’s never had any issues with breaking laws, and she admits to past issues with drugs, but she seems clean now. She’s never had a breakdown, at least not publicly. She’s just an eccentric lady who works too much. That’s it.
Am I overreacting about the weirdness of Elton’s comments, or does he need to hush his mouth with all this patronizing nonsense?